Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC)


Online communication or computer-mediated communication (CMC)

The Internet has become an integral part of our lives. Online communication or CMC is one of the fastest growing modes of communication for individuals within and between organisations. We use CMC for social, educational, and business purposes (Mohan, 2008).

Discuss the following aspects:

  • The impact of online communication in an organisational context;
  • The distinctions between traditional face-to-face communication and CMC in an organisational context;
  • The role of media richness in effective online communication;
  • The importance of being competent at intercultural communication using electronic channels of communication.


The purpose of this assignment is to enable students to evaluate professional communication aspects within an industry in relation to the various elements covered, and to demonstrate the ability to communicate the key issues.

Description of assignment:

Students will prepare a 2500 words (not including references). The assignment is to be completed individually. This is NOT a group assignment. Please refer marking criteria for more detailed breakdown of marks.

Tasks Weight
1)      Draw up a timetable that identifies the various stages of development in the writing and allows sufficient time for each stage. This time table should include activities in each week. 1%
2)      Research the topic using books, journals and reputable websites. As a minimum, your research should include at least three (3) books (may be online books), at least three (3) journal articles (may be online journal articles) and at least three (3) internet sites (general websites except Wikipedia), total of 9 sources, all of which are used to provide you with the background.


3)      Write annotated bibliography for all 9 sources.


4)      Produce a detailed concept map showing as much as you can find out about the topic. (Mohan, 2008, p.313)


5)      Draft  using strategies 4Ps and 5Ws (Mohan, 2008, pp. 284-285).


6)      Produce a detailed  outline.   (Mohan, 2008, p.314)


7)      Final




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