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Building Virtual Communities: Learning and Change in Cyberspace (Learning in Doing: Social, Cognitive and Computational Perspectives)

 
 
 
 
Building Virtual Communities: Learning and Change in Cyberspace (Learning in Doing: Social, Cognitive and Computational Perspectives)
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780521785587
ISBN 10: 521785588
Edition: 1
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 2002-07-08
Format: Paperback
Pages: 416
List Price: $44.99
 
 

Building Virtual Communities examines how learning and cognitive change are fostered by online communities.

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An examination of the types, structures, and possibilities of Internet communities that should interest educators, psychologists, sociologists, and researchers in human-computer interaction. The 12 papers include a case study of third grade girls which demonstrates how their interactions in a virtual community-based learning environment increased both their technological interest and competence; a description of the life cycles of network-based learning communities; a discussion of design considerations for creating online learning communities; and an analysis of the death of MediaMOO (Amy Bruckman's text-based virtual community for media researchers, which lasted from 1992 until 1996 when it began its decline). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR