Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Faculty of 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.