In 2000 DJ Alchemi carried out action research in Yorkshire, trialling the development of online "learning clusters". The report is available to download (368 KB pdf file) from the Marchmont Observatory for lifelong learning. [Update, 2005: that Marchmont link is not working any more, so here it is for download on this site.] It has been described on a leading UK lifelong learning email discussion list as "recommended reading".
The term "learning clusters" refers to communities of learners who share similar interests in learning, are able to learn from each others' experiences, and who are influenced by each others' opinions about the positive value of learning.
DJ Alchemi hosted and facilitated three email and web-based forums for this project, for individual and business-based learners across a range of contexts.Posted by David Jennings in section(s) Human-Computer Interaction on 1 June 02003 | TrackBack