E-Learning Groups and Communities of Practice / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
This book outlines approaches to networked e-learning course design that are underpinned by a belief that students learn best in these contexts when they are organised in groups and communities. As such, the book is one of the first to provide a detailed analysis of what goes on in e-learning groups and communities.
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About the Author
David McConnell is Professor of Education in the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University. He is a researcher and practitioner of networked e-learning and was one of the first people in the United Kingdom to be active in the field. His research interests include intercultural pedagogy and the development of qualitative research methodologies for the study of advanced learning technologies in higher education.
Table of Contents
Designing for e-groups and communities: theoretical and conceptual issues 7
Design principles: a model 29
The experience of e-learning groups and communities 61
Assessing learning in e-groups and communities 90
Assessment: the view from inside 124
Problem-solving and action research in communities of practice 145
Group dynamics: a view from the inside 171
Understanding groups, communities and learning technologies 188