How do you lead a team scattered across the globe? How do you keep members you can´t see organized, communicative, and productive? In this book, you?ll find valuable advice on forming virtual teams, assessing their communication and technology needs, and ensuring that they produce high-quality work. You´ll learn how to: - Understand the benefits and challenges of virtual teams - Build a virtual community that promotes collaboration and ongoing communication - Utilize technology to enhance your virtual team´s focus, motivation, and output Meet Your Mentors Jessica Lipnack and Jeffrey Stamps are CEO and Chief Scientist, respectively, of the Boston-based consulting firm NetAge and authors of many books and articles on networked organizations, including Virtual Teams.
Research Paper (undergraduate) from the year 2010 in the subject Communications - Ethics in the Media, grade: Phd, , language: English, abstract: Weblogs have come to the fore as major new media for identity formation and management. Within the context of the current global village those new electronic spaces became vital tools in orchestrating certain particular and cultural traits that can be understood as new forces of anti-globalization resistance. Equally, such weblogs are also indispensible in contemporary modern societies notably multi-ethnic and multi-cultural ones like the United States of America. Based on American experience, this article attempts to show how American ethnic groups employ new technology to give a new shape and dimension to their quest for rights and identity assertion. Thus, blogs provided for ethnic and social minorities a digital virtual space to negotiate their identities and promote their perspectives. Bloggers, consequently, expressed and presented their real ethnicity-related concerns in that virtual space. In this article, I randomly analyzed qualitatively a number of race-related blogs in order to trace the interplay between the real and the virtual in new media in general and blogs in particular. Key words: blog; ethnicity; the virtual; the ℜ and identity.
Digital technology has the potential to change the way architectural history is presented and perceived. A primary premise of this book is that to properly represent and research architectural historical reconstructions, two aspects of the object of study should be examined: the physical and the cultural identity of the structure or site. The most effective tool for the representation of both these two aspects is virtual reality. The research begins by assessing the advantages and the challenges of using VR methodology for architectural reconstructions. The topics explored include concrete techniques of incorporating and representing the cultural identity of a site into the digital architectural model. The concepts are evaluated through the example of a case study: the reconstruction of a Jewish site in Thessaloniki, Greece in the first half of the 20th century. Based on this research, at issue are the impact such a methodology has on collective memory the responsibilities of scholars and institutions that create such reconstructions.
Everyone knows about the online group BetterLife. But what starts out as a fun virtual reality site turns into a living nightmare for Bess´s twelve-year-old sister and her friends when one of them becomes a target of cyberbullying!I create my own BetterLife profile to investigate how the program works and find out who could be targeting the girl and why. But nothing online is what it seems -- everyone is hiding behind their virtual identities. It´s almost impossible to track down who is behind anything!Is this a simple case of middle school girls being mean to each other, or could it be something scarier? It´s up to my friends and me to do some cyberdigging and unmask the secret identities of the BetterLife bullies!
Explorees the cultural origins and psychological aspects of body identity disorders. Discusses the influence of contemporary virtual and cyberspace imagery on self-image. Draws on authors professional experience largely dedicated to exploring disorders wherein body identity is the chosen field for communication and exchange. Re-examines such illnesses as anorexia, bulimia, body dysmorphic disorder, and others
In The Savvy Cyber Kids at Home: The Family Gets a Computer, children learn to protect their personal information, like their name and physical location through their secret Savvy Cyber Kid identity. Through traditional early childhood teaching tools, this colorful book reinforces the message of online safety with pictures and rhyme. This playful tool and the Savvy Cyber Kids friends teach our children to keep their information private before they start playing in the virtual world.
A Poetic Journey: The Emperor´s Babe in Search of Identity in Virtual Places of Ancient Londinium: Theresa Rass
This study proposes an innovative approach for studying virtual worlds´ success that accounts for the dual nature of the virtual environment. Immersionists consider the virtual world a separate place while augmentationists see it as a tool and as an extension of real world. In this perspective, I built a model that investigates to what extent virtual worlds´ success is driven by trust, identity and the success of the technology developed to support the digital world (i.e. the platform). For the analysis, I used a netnography to help testing the model and validate the theoretical constructs. Furthermore a survey is performed. The results show evidence that trust as well as technology´s success jointly drive the overall success of the virtual world considered as a place and a tool. Failing to differentiate the two conceptions of virtual worlds has important implications on the model´s constructs and explanatory power.
Reinventing Ourselves: Contemporary Concepts of Identity in Virtual Worlds:Contemporary Concepts of Identity in Virtual Worlds Springer Series in Immersive Environments. Edition.
Identity and community in contemporary physical and virtual spaces:Toward an integration Ashley Woodworth
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Intelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2007, held in Paris, France, September 2007. The 19 revised full papers and 12 revised short papers presented together with five invited talks and the abstracts of 32 poster papers are organized in topical sections on rendering and analysis, culture and identity, behavior models, feedback models, dialogues, applications, evaluation, gaze models and emotions.
This book presents a process-based approach to implementing Oracles Identity and Access Management Suite. Learn everything from basic installation through to advanced topics such as leveraging Oracle Virtual Directory and Identity Federation. Also covered is integrating with applications such as Oracle E-Business Suite and WebCenter Content. Pro Oracle Identity and Access Management Suit e provides real world implementation examples that make up a valuable resource as you plan and implement the product stack in your own environment. The book and the examples are also useful post-installation as your enterprise begins to explore the capabilities that Identity Management Suite provides. Implementing an identity management system can be a daunting project. There are many aspects that must be considered to ensure the highest availability and high integration value to the enterprise business units. Pro Oracle Identity and Access Management Suite imparts the information needed to leverage Oracles Identity and Access Management suite and provide the level of service your organization demands. Show results to leadership by learning from example how to integrate cross-domain authentication using identity federation, how to allow user self-service capabilities across multiple directories with Virtual Directory, and how to perform the many other functions provided by Oracle Identity and Access Management Suite. Presents an example-based installation and configuration of the entire Oracle Identity and Access Management Suite, including high-availability and performance-tuning concepts. Demonstrates Identity Federation, Virtual Directory, Fusion Middleware Integration, and Integration with Oracle Access Manager. Introduces concepts such as Split Profiles for Identity Manager, MultiFactor authentication with Oracle Adaptive Access Manager, and Self Service Portals. Ken Ramey holds a BS in Computer Science, and also a Masters in Computer Information Systems with an emphasis on Database Administration and Software Engineering. He began his 15+ year career while serving in the United States Air Force starting in 1997. During this time, Ramey wrote software for the Academic and Training wings of the US Air Force Academy. He had a chance to work on projects that included scheduling algorithms, grading systems, pilot currency tracking, and even an aircraft landing control system for the training airfield. After being Honorably Discharged from the Air Force, Ken was recruited to work for Oracle Consulting where he worked on Government contracts involving Oracle Application Server and Oracle Internet Directory. This experience led him into working for Centroid where he is now the Portfolio Manager for Fusion Middleware Products and Identity Management. In this position he takes the lead and assists on projects involving FMW Products such as Content Management, SOA, and WebCenter. His work at Centroid also includes any implementations involving Identity Management with an emphasis on integrations with other Oracle Products such as EBS. He has been a regular presenter at IOUG Collaborate and has also presented at other regional conferences such as the Michigan Oracle Users Summit, and the Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Groups Training Days.