The Development of Socialization in an On-line Learning Environment
The qualitative research involves an ethnographical study of the ethos of the online communities of students. The findings suggest that if Stage 1 of the model is effectively designed and facilitated then socialization occurs at this stage. The design of Stage 2 of the â€˜Model of teaching and learning online through online networkingâ€™ is problematic. The paper calls for a review of the relationship between the strategic objectives and their relative tasks in these important early stages of development.