Anonymously productive and socially engaged while learning at work

Magni, Luca (2016) Anonymously productive and socially engaged while learning at work. Interactive Learning Environments, 24 (1). pp. 68-84. ISSN 1049-4820

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Abstract

Many concurrent variables appear to influence people when they interact anonymously, either face-to-face (F2F) or in computer-mediated communications (CMC).This paper presents the results of a small exploratory research, conducted in a medical company in Italy, to investigate how the use of pseudonyms influences CMC behaviours.The study involved 32 newly hired or about-to-be hired graduates. Outcomes from this study show that, in the given organizational context, the use of pseudonyms in CMC produced more exchanges, higher verbosity and greater group collaboration.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Interactive Learning Environments
Uncontrolled Keywords:
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ID Code:
79196
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Deposited On:
22 Apr 2016 15:28
Refereed?:
Yes
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Published
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01 Jan 2020 09:42