Online Academic Communities for Artists Research Paper by vincent

Online Academic Communities for Artists
Examines the possibility of establishing online academic communities for artists.
# 93603 | 7,100 words | 17 sources | APA | 2004 | NZ

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This paper studies the different concepts related to networks and communications, as well as the establishment of an online academic community for artists. It looks at the online academic community that Stanford University has started in the pursuit of determining whether such a community can be beneficial for all the artist students. The paper includes graphs and tables.

Paper Outline:
Review of Literature
Network Defined
Social Networks
The Upsurge of Different Social Networks
The Role that Social Networks Play
Communication Networks
Computer Mediated Networks and Hyperlink Networks
The Internet Phenomenon
Community Web Sites
Emergence of Networks' Commercial Markets
Privatization and Rising up of World Wide Webs
Academic Networks
Personal or Face-to-Face Networks
Online Networks
Implication to Communication and Information Networks
Barriers to Network Communication
On Freedom
On Control
Establishment of an Online Community
Comparison of an Online Community versus Physical Community
The Artist
The Artist as An Inventor and Scientist
The Artist As Part of An Online Academic Community
Case Study (Club Nexus)
Advantages of putting up an Online Academic Community
Other Areas to Consider

From the Paper:

"Meanwhile, the coming of the new millennium has brought new and more challenging technologies. Different forms of communications such as Internet, mobile phones and SMS, Internet chat or MIRCs, and e-groups penetrated majority of the countries around the world. Communication through computer - generated networks became very visible. This enables any individual to talk with someone you cannot see in a face-to-face basis, to buy something and have it delivered without having to go out of your home, to research for any information with just one click on the Internet, or to meet new friends. Even on - line studies or distance education through computer - generated communication sprouted like mushrooms. More and more schools started to offer distance form of learning to accommodate students who, due to lack of time, opted to enroll in a much "scheduled-free" learning method. Furthermore, the idea of learning through online gave birth to online academic communities, as pioneered by Stanford University's Club Nexus. This academic community brings the students of the same preference closer to one another and at the same time broadens the students "world"."

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Cook, James M. Social Networks: A Primer. January 6, 2001. February 21, 2003. <>
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APA Format

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MLA Format

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