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ERIC Number: EJ1026878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 0
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0830-0445
Peer Learning in Virtual Schools
Johnston, Sam Catherine; Greer, Diana; Smith, Sean Joseph
Journal of Distance Education, v28 n1 2014
This article examines peer-to-peer learning--in virtual schools--among the most vulnerable of students. As a description of a comprehensive case study focused on three different students with disabilities, their parents, their teachers, and their school administrators, this article examines the effects of three kinds of variables on the prevalence and quality of peer-to-peer learning among the students: these variables include 1) student aptitude for and ability to take part in peer-to-peer learning, 2) design of the virtual learning environment and its affordances for interpersonal interactions, and 3) the social and pedagogical contexts in which learning is targeted. The findings show that variation in these areas influenced whether or not peer-to-peer learning occurred.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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