Professional Legal Accreditation Online – an Innovative Approach to an Online Learning Community
PCF3 // Online learning is increasingly becoming the favoured mode for reaching new learning communities in both developed and developing nations. Underpinning this approach is the provision of well-designed online courses that are learner - centred, emphasise learners as active constructors of their own knowledge, acknowledge the importance of context in developing understanding and advocate the key role that experience plays in learning whilst attempting to build virtual and local learning communities that supports learners. This paper explores the key themes of access to, and the design of, online learning environments within the context of a case study for professional legal accreditation. Further, it suggests applications for both developed and developing nations to reach wider audiences.