Browsing Faculty Peer Reviewed Papers by Author "Hara, Noriko"

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  • Hara, Noriko (Baywood Publishing Company, 2002)
    Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) is used in different contexts such as business, non-profit organizations, and education and uses different tools such as computer conferencing, e-mail, and groupware. However, it is ...
  • Shachaf, Pnina; Hara, Noriko (Sage Publications, 2007-02)
    This study proposes a behavioural complexity theory for media selection in global virtual teams. This theory captures multiple contingencies into one holistic approach to media selection. Unlike existing linear and ...
  • Hara, Noriko; Kling, Rob (University of Illinois at Chicago Library, 1999)
    Many advocates of computer-mediated distance education emphasize its positive aspects and understate the kind of work that it requires for students and faculty. This article presents a qualitative case study of a Web-based ...
  • Hara, Noriko; Schwen, Thomas M. (Wiley-Blackwell, 2006)
    Since the 1990s we have seen an increase in consideration of social and cultural aspects of learning as a way to foster organizational learning and human performance. Despite strong interest among practitioners and scholars, ...
  • Schwen, Thomas M.; Hara, Noriko (Taylor & Francis, 2003)
    This article examines four cases and identifies several issues associated with the concept of communities of practice. These cases describe different forms of communities of practice in various settings including consulting ...
  • Shachaf, Pnina; Meho, Lokman I.; Hara, Noriko (Elsevier, 2007)
    Studies that examined virtual reference and its potential for collaboration have by and large represented experiences in western English-speaking countries. This article reports the results of a three-nation (Israel, ...
  • Hur, Jung Won; Hara, Noriko (Baywood Publishing Company, 2007)
    The purpose of this study is to discover factors related to fostering a sustainable online community for K-12 teachers. This study was conducted through the investigation of an online teacher community called INDISCHOOL ...
  • Hara, Noriko; Estrada, Zilia (University of Illinois at Chicago Library, 2012-02-10)
    What part does the Internet play in social mobilization? The Internet has been hailed as a great potential force to enrich a civil society. Many authors have claimed that the Internet would mobilize grassroots activities. ...
  • Hara, Noriko (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007)
    The aim of this article is to examine the role of information technologies (IT) in supporting practice and professional identity formation, both major axes for communities of practice. The article uses an ethnographic case ...
  • Hara, Noriko; Jo, Youngmin (University of Illinois at Chicago Library, 2007)
    To investigate the role of information and computer technologies (ICTs) in political campaigns, this paper discusses three areas of influence in particular (fundraising, civic participation, and e–mobilization), identifying ...
  • Hara, Noriko (University of Illinois at Chicago Library, 2008)
    The Internet has been used extensively for U.S. presidential election campaigns since the year 2000. In 2004, Internet campaigning grew to be more interactive than in previous years. The question of whether or not the ...
  • Hara, Noriko; Hew, Khe Foon (Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2007)
    Purpose – The purpose of this study is twofold: to examine the types of activity that nurses undertake on an online community of practice (APN-l) as well as the types of knowledge that nurses share with one another; and ...
  • Hara, Noriko; Alsarhan, Hesham; Kilburn, John; Ynalvez, Marcus; Ynalvez, Ruby; Chen, Kuo-Hua (American Society for Information Science & Technology, 2010-10)
    In this paper we describe preliminary results of a three-year project that examines the enculturation of doctoral students in life science programs in Taiwan, Japan, and Singapore. The purpose of the study is to examine ...
  • Hara, Noriko; Shachaf, Pnina; Stoerger, Sharon (Sage Publications, 2009-12)
    This paper outlines a typology for online communities of practice. The typology is based on findings from observations of three online communities of practice, a content analysis of messages, and a review of the existing ...
  • Hara, Noriko; Shachaf, Pnina (IGI Global, 2008)
    The use of the Internet for civic engagement by the general public is becoming increasingly prevalent,yet research in this area is still sparse. More studies are particularly needed in the area of cross-cultural comparisons ...
  • Hara, Noriko; Huang, Bi-Yun (Annual Review of Information Science & Technology, 2011)
    The emergence of “e-movements” and new forms of “e-protest” and “e-activism” (Earl & Schussman, 2003) has signified the importance of the Internet as an organizational and mobilization vehicle for those engaged in social ...
  • Hara, Noriko; Rosenbaum, Howard (The Information Society, 2008-04-21)
    One interesting problem arising from Kling and Iacono’s pioneering work on computerization movements (CMs) is the question of empirically determining a movement’s success or failure. This paper questions the question and ...

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