Developing Online Learning Communities:
Five Factors to Consider in a Journey without Maps
Susan E. Kerstein
(Human Services/Social Science Departments
NationalLouis University, USA)
Abstract Through a three year qualitative research study, the researcher examed how faculty in higher education are thinking about, constructing and developing interactive learning environments, and identified five fundamental factors to consider in developing effective online learning communities, Which may help to negotiate the new environment for students and faculty.
Key words online learning community; online education; interaction; facetoface group process theory
【Document code】 A