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1

What is synchronous communication?

Communication in real time
e.g. face to face or phonecall

2

What is asynchronous communication?

Communication with a delay
e.g. a letter or text

3

What is multi-modality?

Technological communication has both writing and speech features as well as more visuals

4

What is plasticity?

Webpages are not permanent and can be edited to stay appealing to their audiences

5

What is synchronicity?

Electronic devices have different degrees of synchronicity

6

What is an affordance?

Possibilities given by technological advances
e.g. talking to people in other countries through chat rooms

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What is a constraint?

Things that we can't do through technology
e.g. see people face to face (it is made up through the use of emoticons)