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ERIC Number: EJ885673
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1715-2461
Creating Asynchronous Online Learning Communities
Kerr, Crystal
Ontario Action Researcher, v10 n2 p1-20 2009
This research project examined how to develop and sustain online, asynchronous learning communities in continuous intake, distance education environments for learners in grades 7 through 10. The study is an action research project that is based upon in-depth, qualitative data. Interviews were conducted with distance education teachers, administrators, and field experts. Open-ended questionnaires were administered to students. The focus of the research was upon teachers belonging to one of the nine provincial distance education schools. The study findings are summarized in the Study Recommendations. The results of the research are intended to support the development of online, asynchronous learning communities at the South Island Distance Education School (SIDES) for continuous entry learners.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada