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Because of the method(s) of communication in a particular class, gender and cultural differences can lead to a different mix of voluntary communication in the online or blended class setting from that of a traditional classroom. Given the hybrid nature of courses taught by the School of Infor-mation at the University of South Florida, a comparison can be made among the same students in class using different methods of class communication. Comparisons between graduate, under-graduate and student-athletes in School of Information courses can also be made. This paper ex-amines the differences experienced by students of varying cultural backgrounds in their willing-ness to participate in class discussion depending upon the type or types of communication media used and will discuss the implications for effective course design.
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Issues in Information Science and Information Technology, v. 10, p. 227-239
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Gregory, Vicki L. and Cox, Kiersten, "Implications of Voluntary Communication Based on Gender, Education Level and Cultural Issues in an Online Environment" (2013). School of Information Faculty Publications. 508.