Building an effective online learning community: An ethnographic study

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What happens when a group of co-learners engage in a continuous lifelong learning community in the context of rapid changes in both the use of ICT in learning and the curriculum? A rare longitudinal ethnographic-action research study over 15 years has provided interpretive practice opportunities through analysis of rich data into building and sustaining a learning community. The study has involved a process of evaluating adult educational interaction and efficacy with rapid changes in ICT and curriculum models and theories associated with online learning and teaching. Border Studies is a non-traditional, lifelong learning community that was built and sustained over a period of fifteen years. As a result of the ethnographic action research cycles a RITA model for enabling effective online learning networks is proposed for action by the reader.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICT 2011
Subtitle of host publicationEducation Unplugged: Mobile Technologies and Web 2.0
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventInternational Conference on Enhancing Learning Through Technology (ICT) - Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong
Duration: 11 Jul 201113 Jul 2011

Publication series

ISSN (Print)1865-0929


ConferenceInternational Conference on Enhancing Learning Through Technology (ICT)
Country/TerritoryHong Kong


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