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Two Archetypes in E-discourse: Lurkers and Virtuosos
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, , Lakehead University, Canada

IJET Volume 2, Number 2, ISSN 1077-9124 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

E-discourse is the way in which electronic text is produced, transmitted and consumed using computers. It is also the social relationships and context through which this communication is mediated. This paper provides an overview of some key aspects of e-discourse and of two archetypes in this mode of discourse—the lurker and the virtuoso. It calls for a reevaluation of the role of the lurker, a recognition of lurkers as participants, and an acknowledgement of the functions they perform. The virtuoso is presented as an exemplar of communicative competence in e-discourse. Study of these archetypes is related to the needs of researchers seeking to understand e-discourse, teachers called upon to impart its skills, and participants who must acquire practical proficiency.

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Perkins, J. & Newman, K. (1996). Two Archetypes in E-discourse: Lurkers and Virtuosos. International Journal of Educational Telecommunications, 2(2), 155-170. Charlottesville, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 26, 2019 from .

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