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ERIC Number: ED466161
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Pages: 7
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The Necessity of Considering Cultural Influences in Online Collaborative Learning.
Geer, Ruth
This paper utilizes a model of technology-mediated interaction to highlight the importance of social interaction in the construction of a collaborative online learning community. Learning communities are built around relationships. There are many factors that impact on the ability of social interaction to create social comfort and the capacity for mutual consideration in an online learning community. This paper addresses the importance of understanding the impact that cultural influences have on the creation of a positive and successful learning community. An understanding of cultural influences has the potential to alleviate some of the misunderstandings and misinterpretations that can occur through such lack of knowledge. Through consideration of cultural influences, social interaction can increase the potential for collaboration and successful attainment of quality learning outcomes. (Contains 23 references.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia