Gossip as a Collaborative Communication Tool

A. Ferreira

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    Gossip is a simple communication tool that facilitates the exchange of thoughts between people over an AppleTalk computer network. It can be best used as a discussion tool where everyone has the chance to react instantaneously and simultaneously to remarks made by others, without interfering with each other. Some differences between collaborative communication tools are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCognitive Tools for Learning
    EditorsPiet A.M. Kommers, David H. Jonassen, J. Terry Mayes
    Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-77222-1
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-77224-5
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 1992
    EventNATO Advanced Study Institute on Mindtools: Cognitive
    Technologies for Modeling 1990
    - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
    Duration: 4 Jul 199010 Jul 1990


    ConferenceNATO Advanced Study Institute on Mindtools: Cognitive
    Technologies for Modeling 1990


    • Computer supported cooperative work (CSCW)
    • Communication tool
    • Groupware
    • Learning environment

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    Ferreira, A. (1992). Gossip as a Collaborative Communication Tool. In P. A. M. Kommers, D. H. Jonassen, & J. T. Mayes (Eds.), Cognitive Tools for Learning (pp. 193-196). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-77222-1_15