Online Collaborative Learning Communities

Provides teachers interested in integrating online collaboration into their instruction with 21 effective designs with guidelines, strategies, examples, and tips to assist readers in designing their own Online Collaborative Learning ...

Online Collaborative Learning Communities

Provides teachers interested in integrating online collaboration into their instruction with 21 effective designs with guidelines, strategies, examples, and tips to assist readers in designing their own Online Collaborative Learning Community regardless of grade level, subject, or delivery system (online, face-to-face, or mixed).

Building Online Learning Communities

This is the second edition of the groundbreaking book by Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt and has been completely updated and expanded to include the most current information on effective online course development and delivery.

Building Online Learning Communities

Building Online Learning Communities further explores the development of virtual classroom environments that foster a sense of community and empower students to take charge of their learning to successfully achieve learning outcomes. This is the second edition of the groundbreaking book by Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt and has been completely updated and expanded to include the most current information on effective online course development and delivery. A practical, hands-on guide, this resource 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 in the formation of an online learning community. Establishing a sense of presence online. Maximizing participation. Developing effective courses that include collaboration and reflection. Assessing student performance. Written for faculty in any distance learning environment, this revised edition is based on the authors many years of work in faculty development for online teaching as well as their extensive personal experience as faculty in online distance education. Rena M. Palloff and Keith Pratt share insights designed to guide readers through the steps of online course design and delivery.

Techniques for Fostering Collaboration in Online Learning Communities Theoretical and Practical Perspectives

"This book provides a focused assessment of the peculiarities of online collaborative learning processes by looking at the strategies, methods, and techniques used to support and enhance debate and exchange among peers"--Provided by ...

Techniques for Fostering Collaboration in Online Learning Communities  Theoretical and Practical Perspectives

"This book provides a focused assessment of the peculiarities of online collaborative learning processes by looking at the strategies, methods, and techniques used to support and enhance debate and exchange among peers"--Provided by publisher.

Cases on Online Learning Communities and Beyond Investigations and Applications

Cases on Online Learning Communities and Beyond: Investigations and Applications provides a variety of essential case studies which explore the benefits and pedagogical successes of distance learning, blended learning, collaborative ...

Cases on Online Learning Communities and Beyond  Investigations and Applications

Technology-enriched online settings provide new ways to support lifelong learning. Learners can interact with other learners, gain from their experiences, and then construct their own knowledge, be it through Google Docs, online collaborative communities, YouTube, wikis, or blogs. Cases on Online Learning Communities and Beyond: Investigations and Applications provides a variety of essential case studies which explore the benefits and pedagogical successes of distance learning, blended learning, collaborative learning environments, computer-supported group-based learning, and professional learning communities. This casebook is an essential resource for educators, instructional designers, trainers, administrators, and researchers working in the areas of online learning and distance learning.

Online Collaborative Learning

What problems can be expected, and what are the benefits? In what ways does online group work differ from face-to-face group work? And what implications are there for both educators and students seeking to work in this area?

Online Collaborative Learning

Online Collaborative Learning: Theory and Practice provides a resource for researchers and practitioners in the area of online collaborative learning (also known as CSCL, computer-supported collaborative learning), particularly those working within a tertiary education environment. It includes articles of relevance to those interested in both theory and practice in this area. It attempts to answer such important current questions as: how can groups with shared goals work collaboratively using the new technologies? What problems can be expected, and what are the benefits? In what ways does online group work differ from face-to-face group work? And what implications are there for both educators and students seeking to work in this area?

Collaborating Online

This is must-reading for all faculty, instructional designers, and academic administrators interested in improving student retention and success in online courses." —Jack A. CHAMBERS, director, program development for instructional ...

Collaborating Online

Collaborating Online provides practical guidance for faculty seeking to help their students work together in creative ways, move out of the box of traditional papers and projects, and deepen the learning experience through their work with one another. Authors Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt draw on their extensive knowledge and experience to show how collaboration brings students together to support the learning of each member of the group while promoting creativity and critical thinking. Collaborating Online is the second title in the Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching and Learning. This series helps higher education professionals improve the practice of online teaching and learning by providing concise, practical resources focused on particular areas or issues they might confront in this new learning environment.

Online Collaborative Learning

Perhaps the most difficult dilemma facing the online instructor is how to foster
online learning communities . Part of the problem is that difficulty in pinpointing
when an online learning community exists . Some may confuse an online portal ...

Online Collaborative Learning

Online Collaborative Learning: Theory and Practice provides a resource for researchers and practitioners in the area of online collaborative learning (also known as CSCL, computer-supported collaborative learning), particularly those working within a tertiary education environment. It includes articles of relevance to those interested in both theory and practice in this area. It attempts to answer such important current questions as: how can groups with shared goals work collaboratively using the new technologies? What problems can be expected, and what are the benefits? In what ways does online group work differ from face-to-face group work? And what implications are there for both educators and students seeking to work in this area?

Building Online Communities in Higher Education Institutions Creating Collaborative Experience

Advancing the current scope of research in this field, this book is designed for use by faculty, students, researchers, practitioners, and college administrators interested in strengthening communication and collaboration in virtual ...

Building Online Communities in Higher Education Institutions  Creating Collaborative Experience

Members of today’s online educational settings are often isolated which can prohibit the sharing of ideas and best practices among individuals working and learning as a collective group. Promoting collaboration across various disciplines and departments fosters professional development activities, as well as creates strong connections to the entire online community. Building Online Communities in Higher Education Institutions: Creating Collaborative Experience cultivates knowledge on topics pertaining to the improvement of communication and collaboration in online learning communities. Advancing the current scope of research in this field, this book is designed for use by faculty, students, researchers, practitioners, and college administrators interested in strengthening communication and collaboration in virtual settings.

The Development and Sustainment of Small Online Learning Communities of Teachers

The aim of this study is to make a contribution to knowledge of how an online collaborative professional learning community (OLC) might be created, supported, developed, and sustained.

The Development and Sustainment of Small Online Learning Communities of Teachers

The aim of this study is to make a contribution to knowledge of how an online collaborative professional learning community (OLC) might be created, supported, developed, and sustained. Although the literature of collaborative professional learning and practice supports the notion that teachers learn better when they talk to each other, there is a paucity of research to explain how teachers might learn collaboratively online. Analysis of web tracking statistics and content analysis techniques were used to examine data from web server logs when 60 Brunei teachers participated in a nine- month online, collaborative, professional learning community development programme. The Cultural-Historical Theory of Activity model was used as a tool for analysing online, collaborative, professional learning community performance. Findings show that online, collaborative, professional learning communities are not satisfactorily explained by theories about offline, collaborative, professional learning, thereby supporting the notion of the need for an emergent theory of online, collaborative, professional learning communities. A new online, collaborative, professional learning community model has been created to explain the iterative development and complex functioning of such a community. The findings showed that successful communities aspire to achieve dual learning outcomes; they must develop a capacity to learn together in an online setting, while at the same time, seek to achieve practice-related goals. Policy and practice implications include the need for extensive, individualized pre-training for teachers before they participate in online, collaborative, professional learning, the necessity of dual professional learning tracks, and the identification of 22 characteristics of effective online learning communities that are each vital for the creation, development, and sustainment of online professional learning communities. Several tools for community evaluation and explanation have been developed.

A Case Study of Online Collaborative Inquiry in an Elementary Classroom

Online collaborative learning community- An optional level of involvement in
Following Fall , in which each school is grouped with two to three other schools to
interact in a more formal manner . Each group in the collaborative online learning
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A Case Study of Online Collaborative Inquiry in an Elementary Classroom


Online and Social Networking Communities

This practical guide provides the tools to help develop confident and thoughtful online educators, able to create successful and enjoyable learning experiences for their students.

Online and Social Networking Communities

Online and Social Networking Communities is a professional guide written for educational practitioners and trainers who wish to use online communication tools effectively in their teaching. Focusing on the student experience of learning in online communities, it addresses ‘web 2.0’ and other ‘social software’ tools and considers the role these technologies play in supporting student learning and building learning communities. The guide offers: real-world case studies and quality research must-have lists of useful resources guidance on building and supporting online learning communities discussion of how collaborative learning can be assessed coverage of wikis, forums, blogging, instant messaging, Second Life, Twitter, desktop videoconferencing and social networking sites such as Facebook. Online and Social Networking Communities helps educators and trainers develop a critical approach by exploring online learning from both the student’s and educator’s perspective. This practical guide provides the tools to help develop confident and thoughtful online educators, able to create successful and enjoyable learning experiences for their students.

Collaborative Learning Experiences in Online Instructional Design Courses

Few universities are currently offering an online course with collaborative learning component in Instructional Design.

Collaborative Learning Experiences in Online Instructional Design Courses

Few universities are currently offering an online course with collaborative learning component in Instructional Design. This study shared information on an on-going evaluation of online Instructional Design courses from 94 graduate students who have taken this course, hoping to find out the most effective way to deliver similar courses. This research focused on how effectively the instructor integrated various functions of Blackboard and other teaching and managing strategies into the online course. Findings on students' attitudes toward this course and strategies for building online collaborative learning communities from both the students' and instructor?s points of view were discussed and explored.

Online Learning Communities

Online collaboration , in the form of peer work groups and learning communities ,
increases engagement in the learning process ( Gay & Lentini , 1995 ; Moore &
Kearsley , 1996 ) . Kruger ( 2000 ) explains that distant students are capable of ...

Online Learning Communities

Makes a contribution to the field of distance education by presenting key perspectives on the state of the field and examining and discussing specific trends and issues faced by the distance learning community. This book provides insight into a wide array of themes revolving around work on communities of learning in Distance Education.

E Learning Groups And Communities

This book provides a detailed analysis of what goes on in e-learning groups and communities.

E Learning Groups And Communities

Outlines approaches to networked e-learning course design that are underpinned by a belief that students learn best in these contexts when they are organised in groups and communities. This book provides a detailed analysis of what goes on in e-learning groups and communities.

Enriching Collaboration and Communication in Online Learning Communities

Effective communication is essential in every organization, including educational institutions. Often, members of the online community work in isolation.

Enriching Collaboration and Communication in Online Learning Communities

Effective communication is essential in every organization, including educational institutions. Often, members of the online community work in isolation. Collaboration across varying disciplines and departments can promote unique professional development activities and create a stronger connection to the entire online community. Enriching Collaboration and Communication in Online Learning Communities is a critical scholarly publication that supports communication and collaboration in online settings by focusing on the ways all members of the educational institution can create community to foster personal and professional growth for all. The book takes an in-depth look at communication strategies and challenges including managing conflict, working effectively in virtual teams, critical thinking, intercultural and cross-cultural communication, and online leadership. It is ideal for faculty, teachers, administrators, principles, curriculum developers, professionals, researchers, and students.

Education and Technology L Z

When evaluating an online learning community , it is essential to look at several
dimensions ( Goodsell Love and Tokuno 1999 ) , which include student
collaboration , faculty collaboration , and curriculum coordination . At the same
time , it is ...

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Teacher Collaboration for Professional Learning

Praise for Teacher Collaboration for Professional Learning "This volume covers everything teachers need to know to initiate collaborative research.

Teacher Collaboration for Professional Learning

Teacher Collaboration for Professional Learning contains the essential information, tools, and examples teachers and school leaders need to create, manage, and sustain successful collaborative groups. Designed to be a hands-on resource, this practical guide shows you how to: Advocate for collaborative teacher learning Develop and sustain collaborative research groups Organize and conduct productive research projects Address issues of ethics, leadership, and group dynamics Evaluate and sustain collaborative learning activities Based on data from a major survey, Teacher Collaboration for Professional Learning features extensive case examples from model research communities collaborating within schools, across districts, in partnership with universities, and as online networks. The book also offers a wealth of reproducible templates as well as reflection questions and exercises?invaluable tools for organizing study groups.

Online Professional Development Through Virtual Learning Communities

"This book provides district and school leaders with a practical guide to shifting professional learning from more traditional ‘sit and get’ models to technology-enhanced models that foster collaboration and co-creation." —Catherine ...

Online Professional Development Through Virtual Learning Communities

Create a 21st-century professional development program! Can online learning deliver high-caliber professional development (PD) with lower costs? This timely book shows you how, and the answer lies in combining well-designed online instruction with the energy of peer-to-peer collaboration. Sonja Hollins-Alexander writes from her own experience building a successful online professional development program for a large urban district. Readers will find: Research-based support for online PD and the learner-learner model A thorough planning guide and ten action steps for program development Best practices for managing staffing and resources Strategies for establishing virtual learning communities that thrive

Computer Support for Collaborative Learning

Keywords Multiplicity , flexibility , Web - based learning , collaborative - learning ,
design , community , diversity INTRODUCTION John Dewey said , “ The main
purpose of instruction is to prepare the young for future responsibilities and for ...

Computer Support for Collaborative Learning