This study investigated computer-mediated communication (CMC) to facilitate the construction of learning community. The formation of learning community, which involves students working together to solve ill-structured problems and putting applying knowledge and experience to heuristic teaching. "Peer Learning" broadly includes cooperative and collaborative learning, and which involves learners working together for achieving specific learning goals. We report on the building of a peer learning approach through the use of CMC enhances flexible learning and fosters initiative and interactivity of the learners towards their learning. The findings showed that the comtemporary computer-mediated communication (CMC) technology not only supports learning activities, it fosters the development of peer learning community. Copyright © 2002 The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
|Title of host publication||International Conference on Computers in Education: Proceedings|
|Editors||KINSHUK, R. LEWIS, K. AKAHORI , R. KEMP, T. OKAMOTO , L. HENDERSON , C.-H. LEE|
|Place of Publication||Los Alamitos, CA|
|Publisher||IEEE Computer Society|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|