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

Building Online Learning Communities: Effective Strategies for the Virtual Classroom (ISBN10: 0787988251; ISBN13: 9780787988258)
ISBN13: 978-0787988258
ISBN10: 0787988251

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 practi
cal, 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.
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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.
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Edition/Copyright: 2ND 07
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Jossey-Bass, Inc.
Year Published: 2007
International: No

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