Currently, numerous educators and policymakers are advocating for a move away from teacher-centered models of instruction and toward more learner-centered and community-based models. However, at present the word community is at risk of losing its meaning. We have little appreciation and few criteria for distinguishing between a community of learners and a group of students learning collaboratively.
The Information Society, 19: 197–201, 2003
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ISSN: 0197-2243 print / 1087-6537 online
About Sasha A. Barab PhD
Sasha Barab is a Professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, where he co-founded and serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Games and Impact.
Dr. Barab is an internationally recognized Learning Scientist who holds the Pinnacle West Chair of Education, and who has researched, designed, and published extensively on the challenges and opportunities of using games for impact.
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