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The Social Dimensions of Online Learning

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IETI Volume 40, Number 3, ISSN 1470-3297


Explores the social dimensions of online learning, including ways in which learners interact and communicate with other learners and tutors using electronic communication networks based on experiences in a Masters program in Scotland. Concludes that the social context of online learning is qualitatively different from face-to-face learning and discusses implications for online learning design. (Author/LRW)


Nicol, D.J., Minty, I. & Sinclair, C. (2003). The Social Dimensions of Online Learning. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 40(3), 270. Retrieved June 14, 2021 from .

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