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Designing Communities of Learners for Asynchronous Distance Education

Educational Technology Research and Development Volume 46, Number 4, ISSN 1042-1629


Describes the need for learning communities within the context of asynchronous distance education. Highlights include the relationship of community and distance learners; community as social reinforcement and as information exchange; and types of communities, including academic support communities, intellectual support communities, and interpersonal support communities. (Author/LRW)


Moller, L. (1998). Designing Communities of Learners for Asynchronous Distance Education. Educational Technology Research and Development, 46(4), 115. Retrieved June 23, 2021 from .

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