The Development of Virtual Learning Communities

@inproceedings{Swan2005TheDO,
  title={The Development of Virtual Learning Communities},
  author={Karen Swan and Peter Shea},
  year={2005}
}
Successful online instructors realize that building a sense of 'community' in the online classroom is necessary for successful learning outcomes… The development of community becomes a parallel stream to the content being explored' in online courses. " Woods and Ebersole, 2003 An intimate community of learners: Strange as it may sound, one instructor after another notes the surprisingly close relationships that they have developed with their online students. They say that it is common for… Expand
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