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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1820/349

Title: Critical Facilities for Active Participation in Learning Networks
Authors: Hummel, Hans
Tattersall, Colin
Burgos, Daniel
Brouns, Francis
Kurvers, Hub
Koper, Rob
Keywords: exchange
participation
learning network
learning design
seeding
Issue Date: 30-Apr-2005
Abstract: This article investigates conditions for increasing active participation in on-line communities. As a case study, we use three generations of facilities designed to promote learning in the area of Educational Modelling Languages. Following a description of early experience with a conventional web site and with a community site offering facilities for collaboration, we describe a pilot implementation of a Learning Network. Preliminary participation data (both passive and active) is reported, together with lessons learned while setting up the pilot. Early experiences reveal that clear policies, usability and reward systems are of importance when facilitating a Learning Network. We reveal first (positive) findings with introducing such a reward mechanism in the network. Our ‘lessons learned’ are phrased in terms of recommendations which will be used to guide subsequent Learning Network implementations.
Description: Please use the following citation: Hummel, H. G. K., Tattersall, C., Burgos, D., Brouns, F. M. R., Kurvers, H. J., & Koper, E. J. R. (2006). Critical facilities for active participation in learning networks. Int. J. Web Based Communities, 2, 1, 81-99. This article is an extended version (with references to the WBC2005 conference and recent findings) of the 'Facilitating participation: From the EML web site to the Learning Network for Learning Design' article (available through http://hdl.handle.net/1820/338).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1820/349
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