Mediated Communication

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McLuhan and Postman warn that mediated communication:

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A

could be obsolete within 10 years.

B

could bring about widespread change with unexpected effects in communication, employment and society.

C

could be the main way people communicate over the internet in the future.

D

could replace face to face communication.

E

could ruin society.

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Question 2
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YouTube is an example of:

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A

a social medium.

B

an interactive medium.

C

a non-interactive medium.

D

a videoconferencing medium.

E

a traditional medium.

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Question 3
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An important contributor to the early period of the internet, inventing the first web browser and pioneering the use of hypertext, was:

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Mark Zuckerberg

B

Bill Gates

C

Linus Torvalds

D

Tim Bernes-Lee

E

Ash Gray

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Question 4
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In which year was the internet deregulated so that the general public could experiment with its software and services?

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A

1962

B

1972

C

1982

D

1992

E

2002

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Question 5
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What is an 'email server'?

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A

A notification of service via email.

B

A remote computer located in a complex set of warehouse facilities that sorts and stores email messages.

C

A notification of service sent via a remote computer.

D

A remote computer that stores email messages.

E

A remote computer located on the internet that is dedicated to supplying messages to people who have the right protocol.

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Question 6
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Which of the following is true about 'chatting' via mediated communication technology?

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A
Chat is synchronous in nature: it takes place in real time.
B
Chat is asynchronous in nature: it is time-delayed.
C
You cannot transfer files in chat.
D
You cannot chat in any web-based email programs.
E
Chat is different to instant messaging.
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Question 7
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How many characters does Twitter allow in a tweet?

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40
B
60
C
100
D
140
E
160
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Question 8
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Why is desktop videoconferencing (DTV) not a regularly used application by most people?

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A
It is easy to make direct eye contact on a webcam.
B
People always like how they appear on webcam.
C
Audio compression can cut off the voice at times and phrases may be misunderstood.
D
Most households in Australia do not have the bandwidth to cope with DTV.
E
Webcams are extremely expensive.
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Question 9
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'The privacy of Australians using mediated communication technologies is assured.' Is this true?

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A
Yes, it is true. The Australian constitution protects our privacy on the internet.
B
Yes, it is true, except if you use a computer at work.
C
No, it is not true. The Patriot Act has removed Australians' privacy rights to prevent terrorism.
D
No, it is not true. It doesn't matter because privacy is no longer important.
E
No, it is not true. The privacy of computer-mediated messages is not guaranteed in Australia.
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Question 10
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Which of the following statements is true about copyright?

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A
Copyright protects ideas from being reproduced in any way.
B
Copyright protects the concrete expression of ideas.
C
Copyright only applies to paper-based technologies.
D
Copyright is an outdated concept that can never be enforced due to the internet.
E
Copyright is an outdated concept due to the introduction of freeware.
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Question 11
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Which of the following statements is the best definition for 'plagiarism software'?

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A
Plagiarism software helps to detect students who cheat at exams.
B
Plagiarism software is used by students to see where they have not referenced their sources.
C
Plagiarism software compares a piece of written work to the internet and other databases to determine if original works have been submitted as the author's own work.
D
Plagiarism software is designed to highlight where copyright has been breached.
E
Plagiarism software detects if students have copied another students work.
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Question 12
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'The internet is not subject to any form of censorship.' Is this a true statement?

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A
Yes, it is true. There are not any restrictions to what can be put on the internet.
B
Yes, it is true. Governments can try to censor the internet, but these attempts are unsuccessful.
C
Yes, it is true. While there are not any restrictions as to what can be put on the internet, in some countries you can be charged for accessing illegal content.
D
No, it is not true. Some countries, like China, actively censor the internet.
E
No, it is not true. Most countries, including Australia, censor the internet.
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Question 13
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Blended learning is:

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A
A blend of traditional and computer-based teaching techniques and tools.
B
Another term for e-learning.
C
Classrooms where the students are from a blend of different ages and cultures.
D
An integrated set of computer-mediated activities.
E
A theory of learning whereby activities are blended with theory to ensure optimal student outcomes.
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Question 14
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According to the text, what percentage of children across Western nations are said to have experienced cyber-bullying?

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A
5%
B
15%
C
25%
D
35%
E
50%
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Question 15
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What issue do constructivist critics have with e-learning?

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A
E-learning is not ideal because not everyone can use a computer.
B
E-Learning limits the role of the teacher.
C
E-learning limits the social environment where people make friends.
D
E-learning limits the social environment where much learning and discovery occurs.
E
E-learning limits the individual's expression.
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Question 16
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According to the Social Presence Hypothesis, which medium has the most 'social presence'?

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A
Speaking facetoface.
B
Videoconferencing.
C
Telephone.
D
SMS.
E
Email
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Question 17
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What is a blog?

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A
A newsgroup.
B
A new chat program.
C
A diverse set of online writing and/or commentary.
D
Short for blogger, or 'computer geek'.
E
A new Web browser.
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Question 18
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What does the term 'perpetual contact' mean?

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That meditated communication tools can connect people in an ongoing manner, no matter where they are located or what time of day it is.
B
That meditated communication tools disconnect people from the real world.
C
That meditated communication tools are required for people to have any friends.
D
That meditated communication tools bring greater social awareness to people.
E
That meditated communication tools are shut off when people reach home.
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Question 19
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1.Which type (interactive; non-interactive; social; or videoconferencing) are the following mediums:
a. Email
b. Facebook
c. Blog
d. Podcast
e. Twitter
f. SMS

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Question 20
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2.Which of the following is true in modern email usage in Australia?
a. It is common practice to address emails using the salutation 'Sir' or 'Madam'.
b. It is common practice to try to respond to all emails within the same time frame, despite differences in status.
c. It is common practice to demand an immediate response on all emails.
d. It is common practice to sign off all emails with the valediction 'Yours faithfully'.
e. It is common practice to use email signatures.
f. It is common practice to sign off an informal email with the valediction 'Cheers'.
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