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Online Learning Communities: Exploring the impact of group size on community development
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, , Edith Cowan University, Australia

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lugano, Switzerland ISBN 978-1-880094-53-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

This paper reports and investigation into factors that impact on community development among learners engaging in online learning where the principles of collaborative learning are considered key instructional strategies. This investigation sought to explore the learning context factor and specifically group settings outline in the Learning Community Development Model (Brook & Oliver, 2003). The study discusses the nature of the community construct and the conditions required to support its development and reports a multi case study that sought to identify factors that either suppress or support community development.

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Brook, C. & Oliver, R. (2004). Online Learning Communities: Exploring the impact of group size on community development. In L. Cantoni & C. McLoughlin (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2004--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2518-2525). Lugano, Switzerland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 17, 2019 from .

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