wiki:Brent/eXe_excursions/LinuxConf2006/Developing_a_sense_of_community_with_Open_Source

Shaun Nykvist

Internet used mainly for information gathering, which is often ineffective.

Why use it differently?

  • possibility to create communities.
  • communities of practice
  • allows learners to develop skills and knowledge, which they can share with other members.

why develop communities?

  • learning communities apply sophisticated repertories of knowledge
  • encourages the development of argument
  • develops sense of belonging where members depend on each other.

Current Research:

  • developing an authentic task
  • developing student interest and drawing on current practices
  • scaffolding within the community
  • identify and encourage the development of the argument
  • identify tools to support learners
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