User-Centered Design of Online Learning Communities, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1599043602
  • ISBN-13: 9781599043609
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 403 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released January 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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User-centered design (UCD) is gaining popularity in both the educational and business sectors. This is due to the fact that UCD sheds light on the entire process of analyzing, planning, designing, developing, using, evaluating, and maintaining computer-based learning. User-Centered Design of Online Learning Communities explains how computers can be used to augment human intellect for productivity and innovation, both nationally and globally. This book gives guidance to all stakeholders involved in online learning: organizations and businesses, developers, tutors, students, and evaluators; as well as provides best practices for the different phases of developing online learning communities from the analysis and design phase to the development, use, evaluation, and maintenance stage.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
User-Centered Design of Online Learning Communities: Table of Contents.
1: UCD for Quality in Online Learning Communities.
2: User-Centered Design of Online Learning Communities.
3: Did We Become a Community? Multiple Methods for Identifying Community and Its Constituent Elements in Formal Online Learning Environments.
4: User-Centered Design Principles for Online Learning Communities: A Sociotechnical Approach for the Design of a Distributed Community of Practice.
5: Quality Models of Online Learning Community Systems: Exploration, Evaluation and Exploitation.
6: Analysis and Design of Online Learning Communities.
7: Designing Online Learning Communities to Encourage Cooperation.
8: Videoconferencing Communities: Documenting Online User Interactions.
9: Online Communities of Practice as a Possible Model to Support the Development of a Portal for Science Teachers.
10: Developing Evidence-Based Criteria for the Design and Use of Online Forums in Higher Education in Hong Kong.
11: Evaluation and Case Studies.
12: Evaluation: A Link in the Chain of Sustainability.
13: Tools and Methods for Supporting Online Learning Communities and Their Evaluation.
14: Evaluation of Attitudes Towards Thinking and Learning in a CALL Web Site Through CMC Participation.
15: Evaluation of an Online Community: Australia's National Quality Schooling Framework.
16: Iterative Design and Evaluation of a Web-Based Experimentation Environment.
17: Understanding Participation in Online Courses: A Case Study of Online Interaction.
18: Exploring the Influence of Instructor Actions on Community Development in Online Settings.
19: Promotion of Self-Assessment for Learners in Online Discussion Using the Visualization Software.
About the Authors.