Newbs vs. geeks : encouraging creativity in an online learning community

Nichol, Sophie and Blashki, Katherine 2008, Newbs vs. geeks : encouraging creativity in an online learning community, International journal of web based communities, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 17-32.

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Title Newbs vs. geeks : encouraging creativity in an online learning community
Author(s) Nichol, Sophie
Blashki, Katherine
Journal name International journal of web based communities
Volume number 4
Issue number 1
Start page 17
End page 32
Total pages 16
Publisher Inderscience Publishers
Place of publication Olney, England
Publication date 2008
ISSN 1477-8394
1741-8216
Keyword(s) creativity support systems
Australia
online learning
online communities
virtual communities
games culture
learning environment
web based communities
learning
CSS
Summary This article explores the development and creative practices of an online  community within an Australian university. The authors argue that creativity can be enhanced and supported by the development and implementation of purpose-specific learning environments, such as an online learning community. Within such a community the participants are exposed to a number of requisite elements designed to support the exploration of their own learning process and the development of creativity. The following study discusses the establishment of such a community and the social, cultural and learning practices of the student participants.
Language eng
Field of Research 080602 Computer-Human Interaction
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017605

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Engineering and Information Technology
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