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ERIC Number: EJ1147003
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun-7
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
Business Students' Learning with Online Discussion Forums: The Case of a Virtual Classroom Community
Zhu, Jake
Information Systems Education Journal, v8 n22 Jun 2010
This study examined what learning is and how learning was facilitated in a virtual classroom community using online discussion forums. Results demonstrated that learning in such a community was the active participation by the members of the community in the process of meaning construction. The construction of meaning in such a community was supported and sustained through members' experience-sharing, peer-mediation and information-seeking. Knowledge was made available by members, who linked the community learning with their social surroundings, such as work places, families and the society. Thus learning in a virtual classroom community facilitates an environment in which learners could not only learn, but also learn to learn.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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