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

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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


'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.

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Item type Article
DOI 10.1007/978-3-540-27859-7_39
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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Historical > FOR Classification > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
Keywords ResPubID19784. e-learning, virtual learning community, virtual community
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