Enhancing learning ecology on the Internet

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Recent notions view learning as participation in a learning environment or community where learners work together and support each other as they use information resources and tools to pursue their learning goals and solve problems. A broader meaning is to extend the idea of the learning environment to the overall setting in which learning communities come into existence, evolve, fade away, regenerate or transform. The advent of the Internet has brought about a powerful medium for creating and supporting such a notion of the learning ecology. Through the image of biological ecologies with their diversity, complex dynamics, and opportunistic niches for growth, learning problems and solutions on the Internet are explored and ways to enhance the ecology are suggested. Copyright © 2001 Blackwell Science Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-20
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Learning
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2001


Looi, C. K. (2001). Enhancing learning ecology on the Internet. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 17(1), 13-20. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2729.2001.00155.x


  • Collaboration
  • Distributed
  • Groups
  • Internet
  • Learning community
  • Learning environment
  • World-wide web


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