A Strategy for Supporting the Learning Community in Cooperation with Industry

  • Kang, Won-Ho (Innovation Center for Engineering Education of Dong-A University)
  • Received : 2009.12.04
  • Accepted : 2010.05.10
  • Published : 2010.05.31


Learning community is one of the important pillars of the education in knowledge-based society. How to encourage students' spontaneous participation to the learning community is one of the actual problems to solve for the revolution of the education scheme. In this paper we introduce a strategy to boost the activity of the learning community, which works in the on-line space. The keys for the on-line supporting system for the learning community are to have communication space, trading space and connection with industry. To support activities of each space, we provide an on-line web site which includes a community module, a knowledge market module and an industrial commentary module. Students can start their self-leading study in the communication space, and they can also practice skills for the knowledge management in the knowledge trading space. Through the connection space, they can learn more from the real world critics with help of industry.


Supported by : Korea Research Foundation


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