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What is Learner-Learner Interactions

Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, Second Edition
Interactions between the various members of the learning community and their relation to the course or activity in which each is involved; for example, cohorts, learning teams, collaborative learning community.
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Online Collaborative Learning and Leadership Development
Tony W. Day (University of Phoenix, USA)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 5
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-198-8.ch215
Learner interactions in the traditional classroom setting fail to develop leadership skills (Felser, 2005). Interactions occur in four ways: 1) between the student and the instructor; 2) collaborative interaction of the students; 3) interactions with the curriculum; and 4) with technology in the online setting (Jung, Choi, Lim, & Leem, 2002). Whether or not these interactions occur effectively can affect the success of the online learning process. Successful interactions facilitate the fostering of advanced learner proficiency in analyzing information and creating innovative means of interpretation. This process augments critical thinking skills that cultivate leadership potential (Billings & Kowalski, 2005).
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