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A theory of online learning as online participation
Uppsala University, Computer and Systems Science, Department of Information Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9984-6561
2009 (English)In: Computers and education, ISSN 0360-1315, Vol. 52, no 1, 78-82 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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In this paper, an initial theory of online learning as online participation is suggested. It is argued that online learner participation (1) is a complex process of taking part and maintaining relations with others, (2) is supported by physical and psychological tools, (3) is not synonymous with talking or writing, and (4) is supported by all kinds of engaging activities. Participation and learning are argued to be inseparable and jointly constituting. The implication of the theory is straightforward: If we want to enhance online learning, we need to enhance online learner participation.

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2009. Vol. 52, no 1, 78-82 p.
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Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-53735DOI: 10.1016/j.compedu.2008.06.009ISI: 000263701900008OAI: diva2:470776
QC 20111230Available from: 2011-12-29 Created: 2011-12-29 Last updated: 2011-12-30Bibliographically approved

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