Electronic Journal of Communication / La Revue Electronique de Communication
Special Issue: Videoconferencing in Practice: 21st Century Challenges
The University of Queensland
While not yet ubiquitous, videoconferencing can certainly be said to have come of age at the end of the first decade of the 21st century. The capabilities of videoconferencing systems have improved while barriers have been significantly lowered to the point where videoconferencing is no longer extraordinary, albeit still quite novel. This special issue of the Electronic Journal of Communication invites contributions exploring how videoconferencing has become a practical method of interaction in personal, professional, pedagogical, and institutional contexts. Contributors should have a central concern with whether and how users attend to the affordances and constraints of videoconferencing as relevant to the business at hand.
The issue will seek to cover a broad range of subjects to provide a snapshot of 21st century videoconferencing research from a Communication perspective. As such, all authors are asked to include in their literature review and conclusions some sense of how their study deals with questions of Communication research in general, and Communication-focused videoconferencing research in particular.
Manuscripts are invited that cover one of the following areas, or authors may propose their own area that demonstrably adds to the goal of the special issue:
* Case studies of practical videoconferencing in context.
Authors are welcome to contact the editor to discuss ideas for
manuscripts. Given the topic and the electronic nature of the journal,
authors are also encouraged to supply video and/or audio clip examples
or supplemental materials. Submission detail are as follows: