Building Learning Communities in Cyberspace: Effective Strategies for the Online Classroom / Edition 1

Building Learning Communities in Cyberspace: Effective Strategies for the Online Classroom / Edition 1

by Rena M. Palloff, Keith Pratt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787944602

ISBN-13: 9780787944605

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: Wiley

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."
Donald J. MacIntyre, president, The Fielding Institute

"A thorough overview of the online course

Overview

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."
Donald J. MacIntyre, president, The Fielding Institute

"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."
Kathleen M. Rose, distance education specialist, University of California Extension Online

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:

  • Engaging students with subject matter
  • Accounting for attendance and participation
  • Working with students who do not participate
  • Understanding the signs of when a student is in trouble
  • Building online communities that accommodate personal interaction
Based on many years of work in information systems and over five years of experience in online distance education, Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt share insights designed to guide readers through the steps of computer-mediated course design and implementation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787944605
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Series:
Higher and Adult Education Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.89(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

THE LEARNING COMMUNITY IN CYBERSPACE.

When Teaching and Learning Leave the Classroom.

Defining and Redefining Community.

What We Know About Electronic Learning.

Time and Group Size.

Managing the Technology.

BUILDING AN ELECTRONIC LEARNING COMMUNITY.

Making the Conversion from the Classroom to Cyberspace.

Building Foundations.

Promoting Collaborative Learning.

Transformative Learning.

Evaluation.

Lessons Learned and a Look Ahead.

Resource A: Examples of Course Syllabi.

Resource B: Glossary of Terms Used in Computer-Mediated stance Education.

Resource C: Internet Resources for Distance Education.

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