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Building virtual communities [electronic resource] : learning and change in cyberspace / edited by K. Ann Renninger, Wesley Shumar.

Contributor(s): Renninger, K. Ann | Shumar, Wesley.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002Description: 1 online resource (xxxi, 380 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780511606373 (electronic bk.); 0511606370 (electronic bk.); 0511040903 (electronic bk.); 9780511040900 (electronic bk.); 051103489X (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9780511034893 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 0511050143 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9780511050145 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9780521780759; 0521780756; 9780521785587 (pb.); 0521785588 (pb.); 0511158262; 9780511158261; 0511177291 (electronic bk.); 9780511177293 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Electronic villages (Computer networks) | Internet -- Social aspects | Computer networks -- Social aspects | Cyberspace | R�eseaux communautaires (R�eseaux d'ordinateurs) | Internet -- Aspect social | R�eseaux d'ordinateurs -- Aspect social | COMPUTERS -- Networking -- Vendor Specific | COMPUTERS -- Data Transmission Systems -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Building virtual communities.DDC classification: 004.67 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Foreword: virtual communities for learning and development: a look to the past and some glimpses into the future / Michael Cole -- pt. 1. Types of community. The mystery of the death of MediaMOO: seven years of evolution of an online community / Amy Bruckman and Carlos Jensen -- Female voices in virtual reality: drawing young girls into an on-line world / Ann Locke Davidson and Janet Ward Shofield -- Community building with and for teachers at the math forum / K. Ann Renninger and Wesley Shumar -- Learning in the virtual community depends upon changes in local communities / Beverly Hunter -- pt. 2. Structures and community. Evolution of an on-line education community of practice / Mark S. Schlager, Judith Fusco and Patricia Schank -- Building social networks via computer networks: creating and sustaining distributed learning communities / Caroline Haythornthwaite -- Mask and identity: the hermeneutics of self construction in the information age / Dorian Wiszniewski and Richard Coyne -- WISE learning communities: design considerations / Alex J. Cuthbert, Douglas B. Clark and Marcia C. Linn -- pt. 3. Possibilities for community. Reflexive modernization and the emergence of wired self-help / Roger Burrows and Sarah Nettleton -- Understanding the life cycles of network-based learning communities / James Levin and Raoul Cervantes -- Learning in cyberspace: an educational view of virtual community / D. Jason Nolan and Joel Weiss -- Finding the ties that bind: tools in support of a knowledge-building community / Christopher Hoadley and Roy D. Pea -- Afterword: building our knowledge of virtual community: some responses / David Hakken -- Afterword: building, buying, or being there: imagining online community / Steven G. Jones.
Summary: Building Virtual Communities examines how learning and cognitive change are fostered by online communities. Contributors to this volume explore this question by drawing on their different theoretical backgrounds, methodologies, and personal experience with virtual communities. This book will interest educators, psychologists, sociologists, and researchers in human- computer interaction.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Foreword: virtual communities for learning and development: a look to the past and some glimpses into the future / Michael Cole -- pt. 1. Types of community. The mystery of the death of MediaMOO: seven years of evolution of an online community / Amy Bruckman and Carlos Jensen -- Female voices in virtual reality: drawing young girls into an on-line world / Ann Locke Davidson and Janet Ward Shofield -- Community building with and for teachers at the math forum / K. Ann Renninger and Wesley Shumar -- Learning in the virtual community depends upon changes in local communities / Beverly Hunter -- pt. 2. Structures and community. Evolution of an on-line education community of practice / Mark S. Schlager, Judith Fusco and Patricia Schank -- Building social networks via computer networks: creating and sustaining distributed learning communities / Caroline Haythornthwaite -- Mask and identity: the hermeneutics of self construction in the information age / Dorian Wiszniewski and Richard Coyne -- WISE learning communities: design considerations / Alex J. Cuthbert, Douglas B. Clark and Marcia C. Linn -- pt. 3. Possibilities for community. Reflexive modernization and the emergence of wired self-help / Roger Burrows and Sarah Nettleton -- Understanding the life cycles of network-based learning communities / James Levin and Raoul Cervantes -- Learning in cyberspace: an educational view of virtual community / D. Jason Nolan and Joel Weiss -- Finding the ties that bind: tools in support of a knowledge-building community / Christopher Hoadley and Roy D. Pea -- Afterword: building our knowledge of virtual community: some responses / David Hakken -- Afterword: building, buying, or being there: imagining online community / Steven G. Jones.

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Building Virtual Communities examines how learning and cognitive change are fostered by online communities. Contributors to this volume explore this question by drawing on their different theoretical backgrounds, methodologies, and personal experience with virtual communities. This book will interest educators, psychologists, sociologists, and researchers in human- computer interaction.

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