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Title: Enhancing social interaction and spreading tutor responsibilities in bottom-up organized learning networks
Authors: Kester, Liesbeth
Sloep, Peter
Brouns, Francis
Van Rosmalen, Peter
De Vries, Fred
De Croock, Marcel
Koper, Rob
Keywords: learning networks
ad hoc transient community
peer support
peer tutoring
latent semantic analysis
self-directed learner
community building
Issue Date: 20-Dec-2005
Abstract: self-directed learners, who themselves decide on their learning program as well as on the timing, pace and place of their studies. Such learners may easily become isolated, which is detrimental to their studies. Supporting them is difficult and, if done properly, may rapidly lead to staff overload. This paper discusses ad hoc, transient communities as a means of tackling both problems. It is argued that such communities are well suited to enhance the sociability of a Learning Network and increase learning effectiveness.A Learning Network is an ensemble of individual users, institutions and learning resources which are mutually connected through and supported by information and communication technologies. Learning Networks are particularly attractive to
Description: Proceedings IADIS Conference Web Based Communities, 26-28 February 2006. San Sebastian, Spain
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