How was language used in the formation and maintenance of such an online discourse community?

Allen Luke said recently, " questions of 'community' are central if we're to make sense… of how our students are using technologies old and new to make and form, construct, and critique identities and cultures" (2000).

Key to the formation of the eWeb community were:

common purpose
shared values
unique language
group identity; and,

see handout, Table 4

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