Online learning communities are an important aspect of successful virtual learning experiences. They bring opportunities for peer collaboration and sharing of ideas in a globally based classroom unrestricted by time and space. At the same time, online learning community participants may face some challenges of effective communication and collaboration as compared to traditional face-to-face learning environments. The author discusses issues, concerns, and potential solutions with regard to online learning communities in the areas of discussion participation, group work on assignments, faculty concerns, and miscellaneous issues such as technology access. Maximizing the potential of online learning communities will facilitate higher-order learning in the technologically mediated twenty-first century classroom.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Enhancing Education Through Open Degree Programs and Prior Learning Assessment|
|Number of pages||17|
|ISBN (Print)||1522552553, 9781522552550|
|State||Published - May 11 2018|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences(all)