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Throwing an Online Party: Building Rider University’s Collaborative Web Community for Teachers of Science and Math PROCEEDINGS

, , Rider University, United States ; , iCohere, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-50-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Through the metaphor of “throwing a party”, we will provide a framework for understanding the building of an online community (Kaplan, 2002), provide models and tools for community-building, and share diverse examples that exemplify potential best practices for fostering virtual learning communities. Our presentation will focus on an online community for teachers of math and science (K-8) operated by Rider University, SELECT-VLC (Science Education and Literacy Center - Virtual Learning Community). This session will also introduce participants to iCohere (http://www.icohere.com), the highly adaptable, scalable, easy-to-implement, web-based collaborative community platform chosen to power SELECT-VLC. The flexibility of iCohere makes it a first-rate tool for business, education and health care.

Citation

Boots-Ebenfield, M., Hester, P. & Kaplan, S. (2003). Throwing an Online Party: Building Rider University’s Collaborative Web Community for Teachers of Science and Math. In A. Rossett (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2003--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 2079-2081). Phoenix, Arizona, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 23, 2017 from .

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