Portals and Platforms: Does the technology matter when developing an online community?

Tania Broadley, Sue Ledger, Elaine Sharplin

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Abstract

Many education providers grapple with "where" to host their online education community. While many have invested significant funding and time into developing a user specific solution, others are using alternative open source software solutions that provide a just in time response. This research paper reports on the importance of the engagement of an online community within an open source learning management system, presents the key aspects of communication occurring and romanticizes the notion that a user specific solution is not a necessary consideration.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of EdMedia 2013
Subtitle of host publicationWorld Conference on Educational Media and Technology
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Pages1408-1413
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781939797032
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013
EventEdMedia 2013--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology - Victoria, Victoria, Canada
Duration: 24 Jun 201328 Jun 2013
http://www.aace.org/conf/edmedia

Conference

ConferenceEdMedia 2013--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology
Abbreviated titleEdMedia 2013
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityVictoria
Period24/06/1328/06/13
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