Creating a Powerful Fully Online Learning Community

A number of researchers have examined different components and attributes of online learning communities. This research offers a potential model for conceptualizing, designing and researching collaborative online learning in higher education.

This video summarizes the following research article:
vanOostveen, R., DiGiuseppe, M., Barber, W., Blayone, T., & Childs, E. (2016). New conceptions for digital technology sandboxes: Developing a Fully Online Learning Communities (FOLC) model. Presented at the EdMedia 2016: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, June 27-30, 2016, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. – Outstanding Paper Award

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  1. July 31, 2021
    Debbie Cereghino

    I'm learning about online learning communities. This short video was informative and helpful!

  2. July 31, 2021
    Jana Nogowski

    Very good short video that's packed with insights and goals for a more engaging online environment. Have been seeing many articles and videos with this goal, but this one is an excellent summary of what colleges are striving to achieve in an online world, especially now.

  3. July 31, 2021

    Good afternoon, I would like for your permission to use this video for a lesson I am developing.

  4. July 31, 2021
    Peggy Semingson

    Very useful! Makes me want to read the paper itself on the LearnTechLib database!!! 🙂


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