ERIC Number: EJ1135332
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Virtual Communities of Collaborative Learning for Higher Education
Sotomayor, Gilda E.
Journal of Educational Psychology - Propositos y Representaciones, v2 n2 p269-303 Jul-Dec 2014
This article aims to outline and project three new learning scenarios for Higher Education that, after the emergence of ICT and communication through the Network-lnternet, have appeared under the generic name of virtual communities. To that end, we start from a previous conceptual analysis on collaborative learning, cooperative learning and related concepts taking place in these communities and serving as a basis for sorting them into three types in particular: communities of educational work, professional practice and scientific knowledge. Virtual communities where the activities undertaken and skills acquired are set as important parts of our personal learning development, which are necessary to build the knowledge society.
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Computer Simulation, Higher Education, Computer Mediated Communication, Cooperative Learning, Social Media, Scientific Research, Knowledge Economy, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Spain; Peru
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