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This study discusses the role of discussion rooms in developing and maintaining communities of e-learning as well as promoting students' learning skills. It was based on an on-line course at the University of Bahrain. The course was delivered using discussion rooms as a major communication tool. A survey assessing students' attitudes toward discussion rooms was conducted. The results showed a positive attitude toward discussion rooms and their role in enhancing students study skills. The study proposes strategies for implementing successful discussion rooms.