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Building An Online Learning Community

By Kevin Wilcox

“One thing is certain, learning communities are more engaging and members more engaged than is the case with traditional instruction.”

How can an instructional designer (ID) leverage social interaction online to engage learners, increase exchange and dialogue, and get better results, without losing the purposeful focus provided by an instructor or traditional course content and structure? Many IDs are intrigued by the potential of communal experiences online, but there is a great deal of uncertainty about how to proceed. Here are a couple of cases that you may find interesting. Afterward, I offer a roadmap for producing similar results.

Continued at: http://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/761/?utm_campaign=lsmag&utm_medium=email&utm_source=elg-insider

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