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Building a Learning Community On-Line: Towards Socio-Academic Interaction


Research Papers in Education Volume 14, Number 2, ISSN 0267-1522


Used computer-mediated communication (CMC) to support postgraduate students in distance-education contexts, examining how CMC could reduce transactional distance and noting the construction of learning communities within an online environment and the socioacademic nature of such communities. Results indicate that CMC can support the construction of online learning communities that provide significant social and academic support to students. (SM)


Lally, V. & Barrett, E. (1999). Building a Learning Community On-Line: Towards Socio-Academic Interaction. Research Papers in Education, 14(2), 147. Retrieved May 23, 2022 from .

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