Designing and Researching Virtual Learning Communities

Antonio Santos


This article describes, with a basis in educational literature, some of the main characteristics of learning communities. In addition, a list of instructional strategies is proposed to create a virtual learning community within a traditional academic course. These strategies are then integrated into a proposed research design to study and evaluate this particular type of learning and know what questions to ask, what data to collect, and how to analyze them.


Communities of Learning; Virtual Learning Communities; Virtual Learning Environments; Virtual Worlds

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning. ISSN: 1863-0383
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