Focused Activities and the Development of Social Capital in a Distributed Learning "Community"

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This study examined the development of individual social capital in a distributed learning community. Feld’s theory of focused choice predicts that the formation of network ties is constrained by contextual factors that function as foci of activities. In our research, we examined how group assignment and location could function as such foci to influence the… (More)
DOI: 10.1080/01972240500388347

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