Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
Mentioned in passing by Alan Levine, Vincent Tinto is a good source for information on learning communities in traditional settings. In this article, from 1998, he identifies several types of learning communities and observes, "The responsibilities and roles of the faculty and students, and of student affairs professionals, become less distinct, more blurred as each attempts to negotiate meaning with the other." He hits the mark elsewhere as well, discussing the importance of diversity and learning communities in this 2004 paper, and their role in promoting student retention in another (the source for which, the National ACademic ADvising Association, is also worth a look (and could use an RSS feed)).

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