Re: [evonline2002_webheads] Re: CCC online - the keys?
- At 11:50 PM 6/08/2002 -0300, Rita wrote:
>Hi, Michael,This is where CCC is fascinating IMHO. And I think many find these
>Yes, I remember comparing American/ English "humour" with Spanish humour
>since it´s a feature that´s permanently calling my attention in our online
>exchanges. And one of the features I enjoy most. The use of spontaneous
>puns and understatements, as well as the display of wit, is a
>characteristic which should be appreciated and understood, but which is
>very difficult to imitate "from abroad". People here tend to be either
>overtly humourous or standoffish. TV fosters "blatant" language, while
>teachers demand "solemnity". Still in a process of change, I guess.
>It´s quite enriching to hear and compare more...
intrinsic differences in how we communicate an endless source of amazement.
If we can pinpoint examples like this in our conference sessions (in live
chat and asynchronous forums), participants in our sessions will go away
happy. Especially if we can suggest strategies to cope with these
differences in communication styles.
Webheads is ideally placed to monitor these kinds of differences because of
the nature of our community. Does anyone have any other examples? But again
as Vance says (and reading through our presentations this is more the focus
of our collective thinking I think), despite all our differences, perhaps
we are more alike than we are different?
So, what are the keys to successful CCC - particularly online? Any thoughts?
About humour: I lived in Holland for a few years and was surprised at the
number of TV shows that also displayed blatant, unsophisticated humour.
Humour is an important area of CCC. Does anyone have any other examples?
- Michael C.
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