Communities and the Internet

The Internet has become a major influence in education. Teachers feel the impact on their lives and the lives of their students. How can we help students avoid a sense of alienation as they work with computers? First came television and video games - now more hours are spent in isolation "surfing the net". In the future, many courses may be computer-mediated. Work may be generated from the home computer. Is it possible we will see each other primarily on monitor screens?

The Antidote? Through this vast network we may in fact, become more connected, more unified. Communities now benefit from this system of communication, from meeting electronically. The following sites promote connections. This collection demonstrates the variety of "communities" now active on the Internet.
 
Community Resources Community Networks Educational Communities
Virtual Communities Cultural Communities Cyberhoods, Digital Cafes, Social Networking

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Created 1995 - Last update: June 2018