LearnScope and the Development of Virtual Learning Communities
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World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (EDMEDIA) 2000
Jacqueline Bourdeau & Rachelle Heller
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The Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector in Australia is coming under increasing pressure, both nationally and internationally, to deliver courses in flexible ways that incorporate the latest in information and communications technologies such as the Internet and the World Wide Web. LearnScope is a national initiative funded by the Australian National Training Authority (ANTA). Its aim is to provide professional development support to individuals and work groups in order to develop skills and capabilities for the online environment A preliminary study of LearnScope's Virtual Learning Community (VLC) was undertaken using a questionnaire based survey plus analysis of transcripts of forum discussions and published stories. The results highlight the complexity of the role of providing professional development for establishing online learning communities. The major areas of Technical Skills and Computer Literacy, Writing and Communication Skills, issues of Interactivity, and the development of Self-related attributes are identified as important if the VET sector is to build a critical mass of creative, capable instructors to work in the online environment.
Ellis, A. & Weatherley, R. (2000). LearnScope and the Development of Virtual Learning Communities. In J. Bourdeau & R. Heller (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2000 (pp. 1636-1637). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Retrieved December 10, 2013 from http://www.editlib.org/p/16415.
- Synthesis of the Process of Learning through Discourse in a Formal Virtual Learning Community
- Skills acquired by teachers in virtual learning communities
- Faculty Best Practices Using Blended Learning in E-Learning and Face-to-Face Instruction
- Perspectives on Blended Learning in Higher Education
- Participant Engagement in a Non-Formal, Self-Directed and Blended Learning Environment
- A REVIEW OF WEB-BASED LEARNING SYSTEMS FOR PROGRAMMING
- The Struggle for Community and Content in Virtual Learning Communities
- How to Evaluate Online Learning Communities: A Review of the Literature
- Blended Learning in Teacher Education: An Investigation Across Media
- Emerging communities: new challenges for 21st century training models
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