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Community Development among Distance Learners: Temporal and Technological Dimensions

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Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication Volume 6, Number 1, ISSN 1083-6101


Explores social support and community development among 17 members of a computer-supported distance learning program. Reveals the importance of community and its role in supporting the students. Recommends promoting initial bonding, monitoring and supporting continued interaction and participation, and providing multiple means of communication to support the need to engage in work and social interaction, both publicly and privately. (RS)


Haythornthwaite, C., Kazmer, M.M. & Robins, J. (2000). Community Development among Distance Learners: Temporal and Technological Dimensions. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 6(1),. Retrieved February 26, 2020 from .

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