Guidelines to foster interaction in online communities

Adriana Berlanga*, Ellen Rusman, Marlies Bitter-Rijpkema, Peter Sloep

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    Abstract

    This chapter focuses on the communities that arise within the confines of a Learn-ing Network. As they are not preconfigured, members and all, but are thought to emerge spontaneously, out of their own volition as it were, the question arises how their continued existence may be safe-guarded. What measures and tools, or Learning Network Services, may foster the well-being of communities once they have emerged? How can one make sure that a community, which its members consider valuable, does not disappear because the costs of maintaining it become prohibitive?
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLearning Network Services for Professional Development
    EditorsRob Koper
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
    Pages27-42
    Number of pages16
    Edition1
    ISBN (Electronic)9783642009785
    ISBN (Print)9783642009778
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2009

    Keywords

    • learning networks
    • community
    • guidelines

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