A Case and Implications of Implementing and Evaluating an Online Virtual Learning Community
Chi-Cheng Chang, National Taipei University of Technology, Institute of Technological and Vocational Education, Taiwan
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lugano, Switzerland ISBN 978-1-880094-53-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
The knowledge distributed web-based learning community (KnowDisLC) based on knowledge sharing for college students has been constructed, implemented and evaluated. The system helps students form a virtual learning community through web-based learning, which they can use to facilitate learning and growth. Ultimately they would like to accomplish the goals of knowledge sharing, resource sharing, information exchange, experience interchange, and emotion communication. Both a point accumulation mechanism and a web-based learning record have been the features of the KnowDisLC system, which prove to stimulate student involvement by allowing them to know about the performance and involvement of themselves and their peers. Most students agree that the community could help them learn more and faster, and most students also confirm that the overall operation and implementation of the system is generally good.
Chang, C.C. (2004). A Case and Implications of Implementing and Evaluating an Online Virtual Learning Community. In L. Cantoni & C. McLoughlin (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2004--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2841-2846). Lugano, Switzerland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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