ERIC Number: EJ897145
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
A Student's Guide to Strengthening an Online Community
West, Richard E.
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v54 n5 p69-75 Sep 2010
Students usually have plenty of experience with online social technologies, but they lack understanding about how to use these tools and methods for course learning. This article is designed to help college students who are anxious about participating in an online learning community or do not know how to build one effectively. With ideas derived from research and practice, this guide has been written to inform online students about learning communities, the benefits they offer, and how students can assist in building a successful online community.
Descriptors: College Students, Guides, Social Networks, Cooperative Learning, Communities of Practice, Learning Strategies, Computer Mediated Communication, College Instruction, Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Computer Uses in Education
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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