Support for Study: Online Educational Environments and the Rights to Education
Online Learning Journal Volume 12, Number 1, ISSN 2472-5730
This paper uses an online learning conceptual framework to examine the “rights to education\u201d that the current online educational environments could provide. The conceptual framework is composed of three inquiries or three spaces for inquiries, namely, independent inquiry, collaborative inquiry, and formative inquiry towards expert knowledge  that online learners pursue and undertake in the process of their learning. Our examinations reveal that most online open educational resource environments (OERs) can incorporate more Web2.0 or Web3.0 technologies so as to provide the self-directed learners, who are the main audience of OERs, with more opportunities to participate, collaborate, and co-create knowledge, and accordingly, to achieve their full rights to education.
Lin, L. & Swan, K. (2008). Support for Study: Online Educational Environments and the Rights to Education. Online Learning Journal, 12(1),.