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Facilitating online interaction using community building strategies

Bartlett, Claire (2008). Facilitating online interaction using community building strategies. In: Onley, I., Lefoe, G., Mantei, J. and Herrington, J. Emerging Technologies Conference 2008, University of Wollongong, NSW, 18-21 June 2008.

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Author Bartlett, Claire
Title Facilitating online interaction using community building strategies
Conference Name Emerging Technologies Conference 2008
Conference Location University of Wollongong, NSW
Conference Dates 18-21 June 2008
Conference Publication Title Proceedings of the Second Emerging Technologies Conference 2008
Editor Onley, I.
Lefoe, G.
Mantei, J.
Herrington, J.
Place of Publication Wollongong, NSW
Publisher Unitversity of Wollongong, Faculty of Education
Publication Year 2008
ISBN 978-1-74128-157-6   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 30
End Page 38
Total Pages 9
Field of Research 1302 - Curriculum and Pedagogy
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DEST)
Abstract Online learning communities provide a solution to the lack of opportunities for teacher and peer interaction and engagement when students study remotely. However, creating the intangible essences that make online learning communities effective, such as a sense of connectedness and a feeling of belonging, can be challenging. This paper describes a pilot online learning community to demonstrate the effectiveness of carefully facilitated activities during each stage of implementation. Student responses support claims of increased interaction while unit completion rates present a strong case for the merits of designing and facilitating online learning using a community building approach.
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