Producing Community In An Online Or Web-Enhanced Environment
Brian Mackie, Norbert Ziemer, Northern Illinois University, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-48-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Abstract: It is our belief that for an online or web-enhanced environment to truly be beneficial to its participants, a participant centric community has to be developed. The participants need to believe they are part of the community and have the capability of taking an active role within the community. To this end a unique online environment was developed that could easily serve the needs of online groups (e.g. structured groups including classes and professional organizations, or unstructured groups meeting online), by fostering a sense of community. This environment is easily accessable on the WEB and can be used in conjunction with Blackboard, WebCT or other online class management tools.
Mackie, B. & Ziemer, N. (2003). Producing Community In An Online Or Web-Enhanced Environment. In D. Lassner & C. McNaught (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2003--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 394-395). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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