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).

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.

Online Learning Communities and Teacher Professional Development Methods for Improved Education Delivery

"This book features innovative applications for the integration of technology into everyday teaching practices"--Provided by publisher.

Online Learning Communities and Teacher Professional Development  Methods for Improved Education Delivery

"This book features innovative applications for the integration of technology into everyday teaching practices"--Provided by publisher.

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.

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.

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?

Enriching Collaboration and Communication in Online Learning Communities

... social tasks and a sense of community in online group work. American Journal
of Distance Education, 23(1), 20–33. doi:10.1080/08923640802664466
Christiensen, E., & Dirkinick-Holmfeld, L. (1995). Making distance learning
cooperative.

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.

Online Learning Communities

The theory behind successful collaborative learning is essentially the same
whether one is in a face-to-face classroom or ... Online collaboration, in the form
of peer work groups and learning communities, increases engagement in the
learning ...

Online Learning Communities

This book makes a contribution to the field of distance education by presenting key perspectives on the state of the field and examining and discussing specific current trends and issues faced by the distance learning community. To this end, the book brings together Quarterly Review of Distance Education’s most respected authors and other internationally known experts in the field of distance education to provide insight into a wide array of themes revolving around current work on communities of learning in distance education.

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.

Communication and Collaboration in the Online Classroom

"This book provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of the human communication issues that must be addressed in higher education as interactive technologies evolve and continue to impact instructional design and practice.

Communication and Collaboration in the Online Classroom

"This book provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of the human communication issues that must be addressed in higher education as interactive technologies evolve and continue to impact instructional design and practice. Drawing from a wide range of disciplines, the contributors describe and analyze their experiences in collaboration and in using interactive technologies. The multidisciplinary approach of this book is valuable to anyone interested in pedagogical applications of interactive technologies across disciplines and institutions."--P.4 of cover.

E Learning Groups and Communities

This book 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.

E Learning Groups and Communities

This book 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. As such, the book is one of the first to provide a detailed analysis of what goes on in e-learning groups and communities.

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

Learning Theory and Online Technologies

This revised second edition updates data on digital media adoption globally, adds a new chapter on connectivism as a learning theory, and updates the chapter on online collaborative learning, renaming the theory as collaborativism and ...

Learning Theory and Online Technologies

Learning Theory and Online Technologies offers a powerful overview of the current state of online learning, the foundations of its historical roots and growth, and a framework for distinguishing between the major approaches to online learning. It addresses pedagogy (how to design an effective online environment for learning), evaluation (how to know that students are learning), and history (how past research can guide successful online teaching and learning outcomes). An ideal textbook for undergraduate Education and Communication programs as well as Educational Technology Masters, Ph.D., and Certificate programs, Learning Theory and Online Technologies provides a synthesis of the key advances in online education learning theory and the key frameworks of research, and clearly links theory and research to successful learning practice. This revised second edition updates data on digital media adoption globally, adds a new chapter on connectivism as a learning theory, and updates the chapter on online collaborative learning, renaming the theory as collaborativism and considering the challenges that arise with the growth of artificial intelligence.

Effective Blended Learning Practices Evidence Based Perspectives in ICT Facilitated Education

We have been able to show evidence in this chapter that research is needed to
advance online collaborative learning in ... communities of practice that students
in formal learning environments may have with others outside that environment.

Effective Blended Learning Practices  Evidence Based Perspectives in ICT Facilitated Education

Provides insight into the practice of blended learning in higher education.

User Centered Design of Online Learning Communities

The economies of online cooperation: Gifts and public goods in cyberspace. In
M.A. ... Using social psychology to motivate contributions to online communities.
Journal of ... Computer support for collaborative learning 2003 (pp. 477-486).

User Centered Design of Online Learning Communities

"This book is anchored in the concept that information technology empowers and enhances learners' capabilities adopting a learning summit on using the machine for the augmentation of human intellect for productivity, improvement, and innovation at individual, organizational, societal, national, and global levels"--Provided by publisher.

Handbook of Research on Social Software and Developing Community Ontologies

USING SOCIAL SOFTWARE TOOLS FROM A SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIVIST
pERSpECTIVE Successful collaborative processes and the creation of online
learning communities emerge and are shaped by their own members. The
teacher as a ...

Handbook of Research on Social Software and Developing Community Ontologies

"This book explores how social software and developing community ontologies are challenging the way we operate in a performative space"--Provided by publisher.

Online Learning in Music

The Sloan Consortium advocates building communities of inquiry that promote
collaboration among students and instructors ... There are various definitions of
an online learning community, some quite general and others associated with a ...

Online Learning in Music

Online Learning in Music: Foundations, Frameworks, and Practices offers fresh insights into the growth of online learning in music, perspectives on theoretical models for design and development of online courses, principles for good practice in online education, and an agenda for future research. Author Judith Bowman provides a complete overview of online education in music, including guidelines and accreditation standards for online instruction as well as a look at current research on online learning in music. She also explores several theoretical models for online course design, development, and implementation, before presenting a creative approach to online course design, both for fully online and also for blended courses. As a whole, the book challenges stereotypical views of professors as "sage on the stage" or "guide on the side," characterizing the online professor instead as Director of Learning. Necessary reading for all who work in online learning in music, it also suggests important ways both to prevent problems and also to resolve those that do arise.

Practical Design Patterns for Teaching and Learning with Technology

Online collaboration tools allow communication and cooperation without the
traditional boundaries of time and space. Using these tools learning communities
can involve participants from different locations, other countries and continents.

Practical Design Patterns for Teaching and Learning with Technology

These are challenging times in which to be an educator. The constant flow of innovation offers new opportunities to support learners in an environment ofever-shifting demands. Educators work as they have always done: making the most of the resources at hand, and dealing with constraints, to provide experiences which foster growth. This was John Dewey’s ideal of education 80 years ago and it is still relevant today. This view sees education as a practice that achieves its goals through creative processes involving both craft and design. Craft is visible in the resources that educators produce and in their interactions with learners. Design, though, is tacit, and educators are often unaware of their own design practices. The rapid pace of change is shifting the balance from craft to design, requiring that educators’ design work become visible, shareable and malleable. The participatory patterns workshop is a method for doing this through engaging practitioners in collaborative reflection leading to the production of structured representations of design knowledge. The editors have led many such workshops and this book is a record of that endeavour and its outcomes in the form of practical design narratives, patterns and scenarios that can be used to address challenges in teaching and learning with technology.