Literature Review: Students' Online Learning Communities in Higher Education
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Liu, Y. & Oh, E.J. (2007). Literature Review: Students' Online Learning Communities in Higher Education. In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (pp. 2086-2092). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (ELEARN) 2007
Quebec City, Canada
October 15, 2007
Theo Bastiaens & Saul Carliner
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Table of Contents
This literature review synthesizes recent research focused on online learning communities in higher education. It discusses the following emerging research themes: 1) understanding online communities and the community-building process, 2) student perceptions and experiences of online communities, 3) design, practices, and strategies supporting these communities. Regarding research approaches, researchers in this area have employed case study research, action research, survey research, and design-based research for their studies. Issues concerning data collection and analysis methods are also addressed. Finally, the literature review suggests future research directions and challenges that researchers encounter in developing new insights concerning learners and online learning communities.
- Pre-service Teachers' Perceptions of Interactivity and Instructor Behaviors in Asynchronous Online Learning Courses
- Designing For Online Learning Communities
- Sense of classroom community in online and face to face environments: An analysis of measurements between students and their instructors
- Users’ Attitudes and Perceptions toward Online Social Networking Tools
- How Web 2.0 Technologies Are Used in Higher Education: An Updated Review of Literature
- Faculty Development from the Ground Up: Best Practices for Instituting an Institute
- Exploring the development of learning communities in online settings
- Social Networking Tools for Teacher Education
- Cohorts, e-learning, and technology integration: Technology diffusion in three pre-service literacy classrooms
- What Students Think About Technology and Academic Engagement in School: Implications for Middle Grades Teaching and Learning
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