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Tools for Online Interaction and Community Building PROCEEDINGS

, eCollege.com, United States

WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet, in San Antonio, Texas Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Students are most critical of the lack of interaction when taking an
online course. It is not enough to say that they will be satisfied with
accessing a course online anytime and anywhere—for convenience
sake. Students taking online courses desire the same levels of
interaction they get in a traditional classroom. However, inherent to
the online environment, face-to-face contact is lost and important
community building opportunities. This does not mean that
interaction, and the sense of community, has to be lost. The virtual
classroom is still a community of instructors and learners. There are
online instructional tools available that assist instructors in nurturing
interaction and building community in the virtual classroom. We will
showcase the eCollege.com tools that are effective for online
interaction and community building.

Citation

McCarty, P. (2000). Tools for Online Interaction and Community Building. In Proceedings of WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet 2000 (pp. 11-12). San Antonio, Texas: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 23, 2017 from .

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