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Building Community in an Online Course – Theories and Practices
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, , Northwestern State University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Atlanta, GA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-52-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Abstract: The sense of community found in the traditional classroom is often lacking in the facelessness of the online course. This lack of community often results in high attrition rates and lack of satisfaction for students in online courses. This paper seeks to outline various strategies for building learning communities in online courses and provide the theoretical foundations for implementing community building techniques in online course design.

Citation

Cole, E. & McBride, R. (2004). Building Community in an Online Course – Theories and Practices. In R. Ferdig, C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2004--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 383-390). Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 13, 2019 from .

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