Human Communication and Technology Division Programs
at the 2004 NCA Convention in Chicago

Prophecies and Problems:
Integrating technology enhancements in communication programs

Session 1347 Thursday, 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Stevens 2 Lower Level Chicago Hilton
Chair Karen R. Krupar, Metro State College of Denver
  • "Big Box Methodologies: Building the Architecture of Online Courses." Karen R. Krupar, Metro State College of Denver
  • "Applying Cognitive Load Theory: Using Technology to Design Instructional Materials." Nanette M. Hogg, Univ of Nebraska-Kearney
  • "If You Build It, Will They Come..Back? Attracting, Engaging, and Retaining Online Learners." Chris Jennings, Metro State College of Denver
  • "What to Do and Not to Do: Techniques for Adding." Clark Germann, Metro State College of Denver
  • "Managing Students' Demands: A Need for Attention for Human Contact in the Online Environment." Mary Y. Mandeville, Oklahoma State University
  • "Re-Humanizing Technology-Mediated Communication." William Wardrope, Texas State University-San Marcos
  • "The Bachelor of Applied Technology Degree Finds Its Home Alongside Traditional Communication Programs." Rozilyn Miller, Univ of Central Oklahoma, Gwendolyn Olivier, University of Central Oklahoma
  • "The Classroom Avatar: An Examination of Identity in Online Courses." Michael Herzog, Metro State College Of Denver
  • "Uses and Abuses of Technology in the University." Maurine C. Eckloff, Univ of Nebraska-Kearney

Dynamics of Communicative Behaviors in an Online Classroom

Session 1417 Thursday, 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m Conference Room 5A Fifth Floor Chicago Hilton
Chair Karen K. Myers, Arizona State University
Description With the advances in course software programs and communication technologies, online education has flourished in every university across the country. The obvious growth of our online learning opportunities provides us an opportunity to look back at the development of technology and critique its effect on communication processes in a virtual classroom, while looking forward for methods to improve communication in our virtual classrooms.
  • "Instructors in Students' Eyes in An Online Classroom." Tsai-Shan S. Shen, Arizona State University, Hsueh-hua (Vivian) Chen, Arizona State University
  • "Social Capital and Distance Learning: Adding and Subtracting Social." Steven P. Garry, Arizona State University
  • "Communication in the Online Class: How Experience, Familiarity, and Attitude Towards Technology Impacts Communication Behavior and Performance." Tanya Joosten, Arizona State University

Technology, Literacies, and Communication in Global Perspectives:
Bridging histories, old and new

Session 1447 Thursday, 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Stevens 2 Lower Level Chicago Hilton
Chair Noemi Marin, Florida Atlantic Univ
Description This panel is designed to address some of the most important challenges in relation to communication and technology in relation to global perspectives on technology, literacy and communication. Looking at the impact of technology on societies in transition, the panel examines how technology, communication, new markets, and participants in the global communities access and/or resist novel engagements of public discourse. Different cultures use technology differently and integrate the relationship between ICT and specific cultures in distinct manners of interaction. By looking at an array of case studies in relation to ICT, the panel suggests multiple venues to investigate how global information society revolution  is put to practice throughout the world.
  • "Internet Communication and the Arabic Culture of Technology.." Souhad A. Kahil, Doctorate student
  • "The UN World Summit on the Information Society: Implications for Women and ICT in Eastern Europe." Laura Lengel, Bowling Green State Univ
  • "The Internet of Liberation or Captivity: Rethinking Chinese women s online-discursive space." Qi Tang, Bowling Green State Univ
  • "Computer-Mediated Communication and Higher Education Challenges in Eastern Europe." Noemi Marin, Florida Atlantic Univ
  • "The Electronic Fabric of Third World Politics: A ten year retrospective of the Zapatista National Liberation Army's use of the Internet." Fredia Avalos, Cal State Univ San Marcos
  • "Literacies, Cultural Identity, and Technological Challenges: Keyboards and Language Paradigms at Work." Victoria A. Newsom, Bowling Green State Univ

A Web of Deception:
Scams, fraud, and other cybercrimes

Session 1547 Thursday, 12:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Stevens 2 Lower Level Chicago Hilton
Chair Corinne Weisgerber, Prairie View A&M Univ
Respondent Mary Evelyn Collins, Sam Houston State Univ
Description Spurred by personal experiences with deceptive Internet messages, this panel looks at the rising problem of online deception and critically examines the construction of deceptive messages on the Internet. In order to provide a broader perspective on this phenomenon, panelists will be exploring issues of cybercrime, identity manipulation, plagiarism, and rhetorical duplicity through the use of multiple research methodologies (i.e. grounded theory, ethnography, discourse analysis, and rhetorical analysis).
  • "Email from Prince Nana Kofi of Nigeria: A Qualitative Study of the Construction of Identity in Nigerian Email Scams." Corinne Weisgerber, Prairie View A&M Univ
  • "It Takes One to Know One: Deceptive Strategies Used in On-Line Conversations to Catch a Cheating Husband." Jacqueline M. Barnett, Sam Houston State Univ
  • "Permutations and the Absence of the Author: A Rhizomatic View of Plagiarism and Variation." Shannan H. Butler, Prairie View A&M Univ
  • "How to Publish Online Porn: A Guide to Rhetorical Duplicity." Todd S. Frobish, Fayetteville State University

Communication, Technology and Security:
The new triumvirate

Session 1647 Thursday, 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Stevens 2 Lower Level Chicago Hilton
Chair J. D. Wallace, Pepperdine University
  • "Interpersonal Aspects of Security in the Online Course." Lori J.N. Charron, Concordia University, Tasha Van Horn, Citrus College
  • "Organizational Continuity Planning: Communication, Technology and Terrorism Threats." Robert C. Chandler, Pepperdine University
  • "CMC and Security: Security for Whom?." J. D. Wallace, Pepperdine University
  • "Security and Organizational Identity." Jeffrey F. Anderson, Kennesaw State Univ

Global Graduate Student Research in Human Communication and Technology

Thursday, 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Stevens 2 Lower Level Chicago Hilton
Chair Kerk Fong Kee, San Diego State Univ
Respondent Scott C. D'Urso, Univ of Texas, Austin
Description In the past decade, new communication technologies have revolutionalized human communication. These technologies make communication more rapid, efficient, flexible, and economical. They also transformed human communication in interpersonal, cultural, political, and global contexts. This panel brings together diverse graduate student researchers from America, Canada, and China who are interested in the intersection of human communication and technology. The topics studied by these researchers include online gaming, Internet cafés, mobile phone and WI-FI in a social context, World Wide Web in societal and political contexts, as well as online bulletin board in a global context.
  • Sean M. Zehnder, Northwestern University
  • Alison Powell, Ryerson University
  • Laura E. Forlano, Columbia University
  • Christopher A. Paul, Univ of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Saman Talib, Rutgers University
  • Michael T. Zimmer, New York University
  • Xianhong Hu, School of Journalism and Communication, Peking University

Cyber Summits and Culture:
Activism and technology

Session 2247 Friday, 8:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Stevens 2 Lower Level Chicago Hilton
Chair Karen L. Lollar, University of Denver
  • "The 'Cyber Summit' and Women: Incorporating Gender into Information and Communication Technology UN Policies." Leda M. Cooks, Univ of Massachusetts, Amherst, Kirsten Isgro, Univ of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • SungBok Park, Temple University
  • "The Internet and the Hegemony of Military Industrial Complex: Securing Cyberspace for E-Commerce." Jong-Hwa Lee, West Chester University
  • " A Simulacrum of Underground Resistance?." Sandrine V. Dincki, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • "Digital Divide? Technologies Rule ... Globalization via Technoscapes of Grassroots Power: Case Studies of Open Source Software in India and Peer-to-Peer File Sharing." Sumitra Srinivasan, Georgia State University

Virtual Dialogues:
Negotiating affiliation and control

Session 2347 Friday, 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Stevens 2 Lower Level Chicago Hilton
Chair Dennis L. Wignall, Saginaw Valley State University
  • "Personality Determinants of Internet Use." Peter N. Miraldi, Kent State University
  • "Lead Us Not into Temptation: Predictors of Inappropriate Behavior and Dangerous Situations in Teen Internet Use." James D. Ivory, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • "Making Sense of Online Community: A Rhetoric of Power and Technology in an Online Discussion Group." Syahgena Ardhila, Ohio University
  • "Not Just a Game: Society in a Fantasy-Based Virtual Setting." Brett D. Maddex, Univ of Colorado, Boulder
  • "Online Dating as a Contesting Site for the Cooperative Principles." Hong Wang, Shippensburg University

The far reaches of Communication Technology

Session 2354 Friday, 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Williford C Third Floor Chicago Hilton
Chair Mary O. Wiemann, Santa Barbara City College
  • "Speaking to Conform and Speaking to Transgress: A Case Study of Early Communication Lab Adopters." Trudy Bayer, Univ of Pittsburgh
  • "Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) and its Impact on Students  Learning Process and Learning Effectiveness: A Factor Analysis of Students' Narratives about Their Online Learning Experience." Yun Xia, Rider University
  • "A Bakhtinian Analysis of Hypertext and Dialogue." P Michael Mackey, Univ of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • "Online Degrees and Higher Education: An Ethical/Legal Dilemma." Jonathan Adams, Florida State University, Margaret H. ?DeFleur, Boston University
  • "The Impact of New Communication Technologies on Scholarly Collaboration in Communication Studies." Kyoungrae Oh, Purdue University

Putting Forward the Self with Technology

Session 2547 Friday, 12:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Stevens 2 Lower Level Chicago Hilton
Chair Mary O. Wiemann, Santa Barbara City College
  • "Online Dating: A New Window into Self-Presentation and Self-Disclosure on the Internet." Jennifer L. Gibbs, Univ of California, Irvine, Nicole B. Ellison, California State University, Stanislaus, Rebecca D. Heino, Univ of Southern California
  • "How Rude!: An Examination of Normative Mobile Phone Use in Public Places." Scott W. Campbell, Hawaii Pacific University
  • "Disclosure as Strategic Compliance Gaining: Chatroom Use by Gay Men and Meeting Satisfaction." Jack E. Sargent, Kean University, Mark Di Corcia, Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center
  • "Photographs and the Presentation of Self Through Online Dating Services." Lee M. Humphreys, Univ of Pennsylvania/Annenberg
  • "Yyssw (Yeah, Yeah, Sure, Sure, Whatever): Keeping and Supporting Relationships Through SMS Text Messaging." Mary R. Power, Bond Univ, Louise Horstmanshof, Bond University, Gold Coast, Qld. Australia

New Approaches to Technology and Social Construction

Session 2647 Friday, 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Stevens 2 Lower Level Chicago Hilton
Chair Mary O. Wiemann, Santa Barbara City College
  • "Explaining Differences in People's Web-Use Skills." Eszter Hargittai, Northwestern University
  • "Modeling Information Equality: Social and Media Latency Effects on Information Diffusion." Aram Sinnreich, USC Annenberg, Arul I. Chib, University of Southern California
  • "The Role of Rational Choice and Social Construction Selection Criteria in Medium Choice Processes." Ulla Bunz, Rutgers University
  • "Visualizing the Framework of Identity Construction in Cyberspace." Han N. Lee, University of Illinois, Chicago
  • "Internet Use and Environmental Attitudes: A Social Capital Approach." Jennifer E. Good, Brock University

Human Communication and Technology Division Business Meeting

Friday, 3:30 p.m. Session 2748 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Stevens 3 Lower Level Chicago Hilton
Discuss and, where appropriate, vote on division business. Give divisional awards. Elect new officers. Come join us. This is your division.

Moving Forward/Looking Back in Online Education:
Bringing traditional mentoring into the twenty-first century through a new medium

Session 2853 Friday, 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Williford B Third Floor Chicago Hilton
Chair William J. Brown, Regent University
Respondent Robert J. Schihl, Regent University
Description Looking back, one of the most treasured aspects of learning is the role of mentoring in the educational process. The recurring challenge of contemporary e-learning is to bring this important function of learning into the new electronic environment. Presenters with multiple years of experience as pioneers in e-learning reveal a holistic approach to incorporating mentoring into online academic programs through the integration of theory and praxis used to attain the desired values and outcomes for mentoring in the virtual educational environment of the 21st century.
  • "Moving Forward/Looking Back in Online Education: Mentoring Considerations of Communication and Interaction in the Virtual Environment." Linda D. Grooms, Regent University
  • "Moving Forward/Looking Back in Online Education: Mentoring Functions in a Computer-Mediated Learning Environment." Kathaleen Reid-Martinez, Regent University
  • "Moving Forward/Looking Back in Online Education: Reflective Learning through Journaling in the Virtual Mentoring Journey." Mihai C. Bocarnea, Regent University

Perceptions and Perspectives on Instructional Technology:
Moving our understanding forward

Session 3247 Saturday, 8:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Stevens 2 Lower Level Chicago Hilton
Chair David E. Schneider, Saginaw Valley State University
Description The incorporation of mediated technologies into the instructional delivery process has changed the nature, range, and scope of the pedagogical process. The traditional face-to-face communicative practice has oftentimes been replaced by the computer-to-computer interface between faculty and students. This panel examines dimensions of instructional technology in the educational process and their effects on the communicative relationships developed between faculty and students.
  • David E. Schneider, Saginaw Valley State University
  • Yun Xia, Rider University
  • Diane S. Krider, Central Michigan University
  • William W. Anderson, Central Michigan Univ
  • Anne J. Greenleaf, Ohio University - Lancaster

Investigating the Offline to Online Transition:
Creation and management of relationships in mediated environments

Session 3249 Saturday, 8:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Stevens 4 Lower Level Chicago Hilton
Chair Nancy Baym, University of Kansas
Description We no longer stand at the threshold of an information age, but live it every day. Online communication technologies have become widely accepted and are now being assimilated into our daily interactions, and we are adapting our routine behaviors to absorb the influence of new technologies. This panel reexamines existing communication theories and processes in the complex interplay between human communication and technological mediation.
  • "Chat Rooms and Romance: Honest Answers or Forums for Deceit?" Andrea M. Pampaloni, Rutgers University
  • "Face-Work in Daily E-mail Exchanges Between Superiors and Subordinates." Fangfang Diao, Rutgers University
  • "The Effect of E-mail on Intra-Organizational Communication: A Case Study Approach." Corey J. Liberman, Rutgers University
  • "Smokers Take it Online: Using Offline Strategies in an Online Environment." Kiku Dasgupta, Rutgers University, Saman Talib, Rutgers University

A forum for questions and publics

Session 3347 Saturday, 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Stevens 2 Lower Level Chicago Hilton
Chair Lori J.N. Charron, Concordia University
  • "Assessing the Legality of Integrated Works: The Future of Counter-Voices in a Media Convergent Environment." Carlos Gustavo Godoy, Annenberg School For Communication
  • "Public Space, Cyberspace and Culture. A Critical Conversation About Experiences of Space and Technology." Giorgia Aiello, University of Washington, Irina Gendelman, University of Washington, Tema J. Milstein, University of Washington
  • "Public Protest and Political Speech on the Web: The Case of Decss and DVD Copy Protection." Robert Glenn Howard, University of Wisconsin -- Madison, Kristin R. Eschenfelder, University of Wisconsin, Anuj C. Desai, University of Wisconsin
  • "Communicating Support: Interpersonal and Technological Aspects." Mikko Jakala, University of Jyvaskyla, Leena Mikkola, University of Jyvaskyla
  • "Opinion Expression in FTF and CMC Contexts." Juliann Cortese, Ohio State University, Mihye Seo, Ohio State University, Ioana Sipos, Concordia University

Information Technologies:
Moving training forward

Session 3547 Saturday, 12:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Stevens 2 Lower Level Chicago Hilton
Chair Tasha Van Horn, Citrus College
  • "The Learning Environment in Clicker Classrooms." Michele H. Jackson, Univ of Colorado, Boulder, April R. Trees, Univ of Colorado, Boulder, Jacob A. Dickerson, University of Colorado
  • "Moving Forward by Building a Critical Viewing Model for Training Media." Jacqueline M. Layng, University of Toledo
  • "The Potential of Electronic Communication and Information Technologies as Research Tools: Promise and Problems for the Future of Communication Research." Nicholas A. Palomares, University of California, Santa Barbara, Andrew Flanagin, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • "Computer-Mediated Interactivity: Source vs. Audience-Driven Participation." Keri K. Stephens, Univ of Texas, Austin
  • "Digitization in Language and the Alternative Writing System in the Communication on the Internet." Yun Xia, Rider University

Man and the Machine:
Moving forward/looking back

Session 3647 Saturday, 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Stevens 2 Lower Level Chicago Hilton
Chair/Respondent Davis A. Foulger, Brooklyn College/CUNY and Adelphi University
  • "The Social Construction of Mobile Telephony." Scott W. Campbell, Hawaii Pacific University, Tracy C. Russo, University of Kansas
  • "(Re)opening the Black Box: Reflexively Constructing the Development of the Internet." Natalie Nelson Marsh, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • "Social Effects of an Anthropomorphic Help Agent: The Fairness of Man and Machine." Prabu David, Ohio State University, Susan L. Kline, Ohio State University
  • "From Determinism to Interaction: An Exploration of the Mechanism of Technological Evolution." Lu Wei, Huazhong University of Science & Technology
  • "Attributions in Computer-Mediated Communication: Sex, Intelligence, and Competence." Alan D. Heisel, Univ of Missouri, St Louis, Alice E. Hall, Univ of Missouri, St Louis

Media and Crisis:
The role of technology in public memory

Session 3747 Saturday, 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Stevens 2 Lower Level Chicago Hilton
Chair/Respondent Noemi Marin, Florida Atlantic Univ
  • "Social Movements Use of New Media Technologies: A Technological Analysis of the Seattle 1999 WTO and Miami 2003 FTAA Protests." Wendy K. Zeitz, Purdue University
  • "Analysis of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board s Report: Communication Methods That Contribute to Faulty Decisions." Faye Gothard Mangrum, Southeastern Oklahoma State Univ
  • "Public and Private Memorializing in the Post September 11 Web Sphere." Barbara Warnick, University of Washington, Kirsten A. Foot, University of Washington, Steven M. Schneider, SUNY IT
  • "Virtual Bodies, Real Performance: Digital Embodiment And Social Theater." Brandan F. Whearty, California State University Long Beach
  • "Online Newspaper Companies in Ohio: Strategic Technological Decisions." Alphonse J. Baltes, Prairie View A&M Univ

Computer-Mediated Communication as an Environment of Human Communication

Session 4249 Sunday, 8:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Stevens 4 Lower Level Chicago Hilton
Chair Zhuojun Joyce Chen, Univ of Northern Iowa
Respondent Susan Barnes, Rochester Inst of Technology
Description The Internet has become a center of media convergence. This panel looks back at the theories developed, and research conducted, in the fields of computer-mediated communication (CMC) and traditional communication (including face-to-face, mass communication, and cultural studies). The panel proposes new ideas and paradigms that move forward CMC studies.
  • "Interpersonal Personal Relationship Facilitated by the Internet." Traci Sue McCollom, graduate student, UNI
  • "Classroom Decision Making Facilitated by Computer-Mediated Communication: An Exploration of High School Students  Experience." Lizabeth A. Ford, University of Northern Iowa
  • "The Impact of CMC on Organizational Structure: A Case Study." Angela Jo Zimmerman, University of Northern Iowa
  • "Internet and College Sports: The Function of Sports Web Page." Eric C. Braley, University of Northern Iowa
  • "The Identity Crisis in Information Society: An Exploratory Study on Anonymity, Multiplicity of Identity, and Identity Management in Cyberspace." Nick Jensen, University of Northern Iowa

Exploring Competencies in Virtual Contexts

Session 4349 Sunday, 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Stevens 4 Lower Level Chicago Hilton
Chair Dennis L. Wignall, Saginaw Valley State University
Respondent Ulla Bunz, Rutgers University
  • "Finding Starvation Gulch: Exploring Internet Search Competencies using an Internet Search Evaluation Scale." Adam C. Earnheardt, Kent State University, Mary Beth Earnheardt, Kent State University
  • "Benefits and Drawbacks of Anonymous Online Communication: Legal Challenges and Communicative Recommendations." Craig R. Scott, Univ of Texas, Austin
  • "Trust in Virtual Teams." Hao Huang, Univ of Southern California
  • "Exploring Motives Among College Students for Using the Internet: A Qualitative Approach to the Uses and Gratifications Framework of Internet." Byoungkwan Lee, Michigan State University, Ki J. Lee, Temple University, Donghun Chung, Michigan State U
  • "Knowing Me, Knowing You: An Exploratory Analysis of Organizational Member's Email Signatures." Jaime Long, University of Texas at Austin, Stephen A. Rains, Univ of Texas, Austin, Anna M. Young, Univ of Texas, Austin