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Building Online Learning Communities: Effective Strategies for the Virtual Classroom

Building Online Learning Communities: Effective Strategies for the Virtual Classroom - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0787988258

Cover of Building Online Learning Communities: Effective Strategies for the Virtual Classroom 2ND 07 (ISBN 978-0787988258)
ISBN13: 978-0787988258
ISBN10: 0787988251
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 07
Publisher: Jossey-Bass, Inc.
Published: 2007
International: No

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Building Online Learning Communities: Effective Strategies for the Virtual Classroom - 2ND 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0787988258

Rena M. Palloff

ISBN13: 978-0787988258
ISBN10: 0787988251
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 07
Publisher: Jossey-Bass, Inc.

Published: 2007
International: No
Summary


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.

Table of Contents

When teaching and learning leave the classroom p. 3
Recontextualizing community p. 25
The human side of online learning p. 45
Practical considerations in online learning p. 67
Managing the relationship to technology p. 89
Moving teaching and learning online p. 105
Building foundations p. 129
Promoting collaborative learning p. 157
Transformative learning p. 185
Student assessment and course evaluation p. 205
Lessons learned and a look ahead p. 227
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