Online learning communities: Investigating a design framework
Chris Brook and Ron Oliver, Edith Cowan University
Australian Journal of Educational Technology (AJET),2003, 19(2), 139-160.
"This paper reports the development of a design framework intended to support and guide online instructors in the development of a learning community.
The study was guided by an investigation of contemporary literature focused on the community construct, online learning community development and the collaborative construction of knowledge and the practices of experienced professionals working in the field.
The intended outcome is a design framework that may be useful in guiding instructors in the development of said communities."
Note: This is a very good article about online community design. I'm a big fan of AJET. It always has a very consistent, comprehensive, and progressive breadth of articles on eLearning, online community, social media, and other learning related topics!
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