Building learning communities in cyberspace: effective strategies for the online classroom
"1999 Winner of the Philip E. Frandson Award for Literature in Continuing Higher Education, from the University Continuing Education Association"
"A must read for anyone involved in or considering involvement in online, networked learning."
"A thorough overview of the online course process, including course selection, design, and evaluation, and many of the technical issues that affect the entire process."
Written for faculty, instructors, and trainers in any distance learning environment, "Building Learning Communities in Cyberspace" shows how to create a virtual classroom environment that helps students excel academically, while fostering a sense of community. This practical, hands-on guide is filled with illustrative case studies, vignettes, and examples from a wide variety of successful online courses. The authors offer proven strategies for handling challenges that include:
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When Teaching and Learning Leave the Classroom
Defining and Redefining Community
What We Know About Electronic Learning
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