The full text of this article

 

Determinants for success in online learning communities
by Binshan Lin, John A. Vassar
International Journal of Web Based Communities (IJWBC), Vol. 5, No. 3, 2009

 

Abstract: Online learning communities offer learners social networks to effectively and easily acquire and share knowledge among themselves. As such, this study postulates that self-governance is a motivating force for enabling online learning communities. This paper seeks to develop a research framework of the determinants that identify the motivating forces required to build online learning communities. Self-governance can be measured in terms of self-efficacy, perceived behavioural control and personal outcome expectations regarding human-technology interactions. The pedagogical implications of this study are discussed and the future research directions are suggested as well.

Online publication date: Sat, 16-May-2009

 

is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

 
Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

 
Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

 
Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Web Based Communities (IJWBC):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

 

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?


 
Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

 
If you still need assistance, please email subs@inderscience.com