Designing Community Learning in Web-Based Environments

Designing Community Learning in Web-Based Environments

Mercedes Fisher (Pepperdine University, USA), Bonita Coleman (Valley Christian Schools, USA), Paul Sparks (Pepperdine University, USA) and Cheryl Plett (Cerro Coso Community College, USA)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 14
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-325-8.ch004
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Current learning theory suggests that collaboration is a key to effective learning. Perhaps it is no coincidence that collaborative online tools have appeared as social theories of learning have become more widely accepted. Programs that embody the more traditional and linear teaching methods are slowly yielding to collaborative tools that more appropriately support our new understanding of social learning. As our tools become more powerful and sophisticated, so too will our ability to think and learn with them.

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