Building online communities: the barriers and the bruises

Brian Kelly, John Heap

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Abstract

Interest in Web-based collaboration is growing within many academic institutions. We are seeing a wide range of collaborative tools being used in many different areas, including teaching and learning, research and support. Collaborative tools appear to have tremendous potential. However the diversity of applications and application areas is raising several strategic challenges within institutions. This paper outlines barriers to widespread adoption of collaborative tools and argues for strategic thinking in this area.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIADIS Web-Based Communities 2004 Conference Proceedings
PublisherIADIS
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2004

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    Kelly, B., & Heap, J. (2004). Building online communities: the barriers and the bruises. In IADIS Web-Based Communities 2004 Conference Proceedings IADIS.