ERIC Number: ED479441
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
A Case and Implications of Implementing and Evaluating an Online Virtual Learning Community Environment.
The knowledge distributed Web-based learning community (KnowDisLC) based on knowledge sharing for college students has been constructed, implemented and evaluated. The system helps students form a virtual learning community through Web-based learning, which they can use to facilitate learning and growth. Ultimately they would like to accomplish the goals of knowledge sharing, resource sharing, information exchange, experience interchange, and emotion communication. Both a point accumulation mechanism and a Web-based learning record have been the features of the KnowDisLC system, which prove to stimulate student involvement by allowing them to know about the performance and involvement of themselves and their peers. Most students agree that the community could help them learn more and faster, and most students also confirm that the overall operation and implementation of the system is generally good. (Author)
Descriptors: College Students, Educational Environment, Online Systems, Peer Influence, Student Evaluation, Student Participation, Virtual Classrooms, Web Based Instruction
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: E-Learn 2002 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education. Proceedings (7th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 15-19, 2002); see IR 022 093. Figures contain illegible type.