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Creating a "Connected" Community? Teachers' Use of an Electronic Discussion Group

Teachers College Record Volume 102, Number 4, ISSN 0161-4681


Investigated British teachers' use of an online discussion group over 2 years. Results indicate that, although the online forum was widely used as both an information and empathetic exchange resource, many claims of establishing collectively- focused virtual communities of teachers remain exaggerated, as the forum was limited by various caveats associated with computer mediated communications groups in general. (SM)


Selwyn, N. (2000). Creating a "Connected" Community? Teachers' Use of an Electronic Discussion Group. Teachers College Record, 102(4), 750. Retrieved October 14, 2019 from .

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