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ERIC Number: EJ1066656
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1541-4914
Establishing a Community of Learners: A Case Study of a University Graduate Orientation Program for Online Learners
Zieger, Laura; Pulichino, Joe
Journal of Interactive Online Learning, v2 n4 Spr 2004
Following the theory that a community of practice must be comprised of three elements: domain, community, and practice (Wenger, 2001), this case study examines the extent to which a university was successful in establishing a community of learners in their orientation program for online graduate students. Specifically, it explores the objectives of the orientation, identifies critical questions involved in the design decisions that are made, explicitly or implicitly, analyzes the success to which goals are met, and provides recommendations for future planning based on this research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A