Online learning webs : designing support structures for online communities
Designing support structures for online communities
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences.
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This thesis explores how we can design online learning communities to better support connections to the people and resources beginners need when learning to program. I describe and analyze the design and implementation of the Scripts Workshop, a learning environment that supports members of the Scratch online community who are stuck on a programming problem in a Scratch project. The Scripts Workshop considers the People, Activities and Spaces needed to support these users in getting un-stuck. I conclude by describing a set of design principles for building learning webs within online communities, derived from the Scripts Workshop experiment.
Thesis: S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, Program in Media Arts and Sciences, 2014.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 71-72).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Architecture. Program in Media Arts and Sciences.