Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Community Services, Education and Social Sciences
School of Communications and Contemporary Arts, Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts,Technology, Education and Communications
This paper presents an exploration of the community experience in online settings where the development of a learning community was a key instructional aim. The inquiry used the Learning Community Development Model (Brook & Oliver, 2003) to guide the exploration of the community experience in online settings. The paper reports the findings of a multi-case study that sought to investigate system factors that influence the development of online communities of learning.