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Anonymously productive and socially engaged while learning at work

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  • Luca Magni
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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2016
<mark>Journal</mark>Interactive Learning Environments
Issue number1
Volume24
Number of pages17
Pages (from-to)68-84
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date22/07/13
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Many concurrent variables appear to influence people when they interact anonymously, either face-to-face (F2F) or in computer-mediated communications (CMC).This paper presents the results of a small exploratory research, conducted in a medical company in Italy, to investigate how the use of pseudonyms influences CMC behaviours.The study involved 32 newly hired or about-to-be hired graduates. Outcomes from this study show that, in the given organizational context, the use of pseudonyms in CMC produced more exchanges, higher verbosity and greater group collaboration.