Online Learning Communities

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Online Learning Communities by Mind Map: Online Learning Communities

1. Definition

1.1. Virtual

1.2. Learning

1.3. Community

2. Examples

2.1. Media-Moo

2.1.1. Early internet

2.1.2. Growth led to sub-groups

2.1.3. Voluntary participation

2.2. Math Forum

2.2.1. Different levels of participation

2.2.2. Different audiences/services

2.2.3. Knowledge-building

2.2.4. Mentoring/Professional Development

2.3. The Moo and Ms. Ebert

2.3.1. Gender and computers

2.3.2. Mentoring/Modeling

2.3.3. Identity development

3. Types

3.1. Task-based

3.2. Practice-based

3.3. Knowledge-based

4. Blogs

4.1. Educational Value

4.1.1. Knowledge construction

4.1.2. Self-regulation/Self-directed learning

4.1.3. Metacognition/Identity Development

4.1.4. Reflection/Higher Thinking skills

4.2. Motivation

4.2.1. Social

4.2.2. Entertainment

4.2.3. Goal-Oriented