Peer Tutoring and Communication Practice
Chapter 10. Online Communication for the Savvy Tutor Catherine K. Wright
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ONLINE COMMUNICATION FOR THE SAVVY TUTOR
Catherine K. Wright
Over the past twenty years, the Internet has not only invaded our lives, but has completely changed the way we think, act, believe, and acknowledge communication. Computer-mediated communication (CMC), it can be argued, has changed the way we interact with each other, allowing a screen and keyboard to replace the face-to-face interactions that have existed for millennia. According to a Pew Internet Research article (Fox & Rainie, 2014), whereas only 14% of adults in the United States used the Internet in 1995, in 2014 that number rose to 87%, with 98% of 18–29-year-olds using their cell phone to gain online access. With this increasing dependence on technology, countless studies have been conducted about online interpersonal communication.
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