Building Learning Communities in Cyberspace: Effective Strategies for the Online Classroom
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.
Palloff, Rena M. and Pratt, Keith, "Building Learning Communities in Cyberspace: Effective Strategies for the Online Classroom" (1999). Centers for Teaching and Technology - Book Library. 205.