Gavin McArdle, Teresa Monahan, Michela Bertolotto



E-learning is a growing online service, its convenience appealing to many users. An abundance of e-learning applications have been developed which provide many features aiding both tutors and students. However, despite the growth and development of online communities in other areas, the effective establishment of these communities within e-learning is still lacking. Communication and social interaction among students forms an important part of any learning scenario. Therefore, it should also be provided for online learners. This paper presents guidelines for the development of e-learning systems which foster the establishment of communities and encourage interaction among users. The paper describes CLEV-R, our own development which employs these techniques to realise an effective online learning community.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

McArdle G., Monahan T. and Bertolotto M. (2007). WEB-BASED COMMUNITIES IN E-LEARNING . In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 3: WEBIST, ISBN 978-972-8865-79-5, pages 265-272. DOI: 10.5220/0001264802650272

in Bibtex Style

author={Gavin McArdle and Teresa Monahan and Michela Bertolotto},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 3: WEBIST,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 3: WEBIST,
SN - 978-972-8865-79-5
AU - McArdle G.
AU - Monahan T.
AU - Bertolotto M.
PY - 2007
SP - 265
EP - 272
DO - 10.5220/0001264802650272