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From e-learning to virtual learning community: bridging the gap

Augar, Naomi, Raitman, Ruth and Zhou, Wanlei (2004) From e-learning to virtual learning community: bridging the gap. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3143. pp. 301-308. ISSN 0302-9743

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'Community’ has become a buzz word in the E-Learning arena. This paper examines the concept of virtual community, in the context of E-Learning. It defines what constitutes a virtual community and virtual learning community. A model comprising four essential criteria that define a virtual learning community is proposed. These criteria are discussed with relation to Deakin University’s E-Learning system. The paper concludes by highlighting the factors that may help bridge the gap between Deakin’s present provision of E-Learning to the development of a virtual learning community.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID19784. e-learning, virtual learning community, virtual community
Subjects: Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Current > FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2011 06:39
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 00:42
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