Close Encounters - University Course at Lunarstorm

Thomas Fritz
The Department of Interactive media and learning, Umeå University, Sweden

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Ingår i: The 13th International Conference on Thinking Norrköping; Sweden June 17-21; 2007

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 21:9, s. 67-71

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Publicerad: 2007-07-20


ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


During autumn 2004; a course equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits was located to the Internet community of LunarStorm; a website of the greatest importance of its kind in Sweden. The purpose was to let the students get a deeper understanding through an ethnographic perspective. Many of the functions that the website provides were used in order to communicate in different ways and unexpected positive results arose. The evaluation of the course indicated that the ethnographic perspective had functioned as it was meant to; but also that the group developed a spirit of community that resulted in other interesting and positive spin off effects.


Constructivism; online learning; communities; personalization; communication


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