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ERIC Number: EJ819447
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
A Theory of Online Learning as Online Participation
Hrastinski, Stefan
Computers & Education, v52 n1 p78-82 Jan 2009
In this paper, an initial theory of online learning as online participation is suggested. It is argued that online learner participation (1) is a complex process of taking part and maintaining relations with others, (2) is supported by physical and psychological tools, (3) is not synonymous with talking or writing, and (4) is supported by all kinds of engaging activities. Participation and learning are argued to be inseparable and jointly constituting. The implication of the theory is straightforward: If we want to enhance online learning, we need to enhance online learner participation.
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Language: English
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