Designing for virtual communities in the service of learning

Sasha A. Barab, Rob Kling, James H. Gray

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This volume explores the theoretical, design, learning, and methodological questions relevant to designing for and researching web-based communities to support the learning process. Coming from diverse academic backgrounds, the authors examine what we do and do not know about the processes and practices of designing communities to support educational processes. Taken as a collection, the chapters point to the challenges and complex tensions that emerge when designing for a web-supported community, especially when the focal practice of the community is learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages452
ISBN (Electronic)9780511805080
ISBN (Print)9780521817554
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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