Designing and Researching Virtual Learning Communities

Antonio Santos

Abstract


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.

Keywords


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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