This paper reports on a naturalistic study of peer-to-peer learning, in a live, online-video meeting context. Over a 6-month period a group of international students of animation attended 99 live, online 'study group' meetings, ranging from 90-120 minutes each. Some students emerged as natural mentors, and the group exhibited substantial supportive, mutually facilitative roles. The study shows that the learners can effectively support each other in a live semi-formal peer-learning context. It also provides a clear measure of how simple, live and online video conferencing systems can shape and transform a learning community, even without a formal scaffold of lectures and seminars
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