Designing Online Courses to Encourage Community with the Seven Principles of Good Practice
Laura Wainscott, Cheryl Murphy, University of Arkansas, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-58-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
In 1986, Chickering and Gamson developed seven principles to guide teaching and learning entitled "Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education". In the process of implementing the seven principles into technology, Newlin and Wang (2002) found that current online course design technologies were able to adhere to all seven principles. Community collaboration in particular was found to be a major component of effectively applying the principles in a web-based education environment. Upon evaluation, the community collaboration element, when fostered appropriately, addresses four of the seven principles of good practice addressed by Chickering and Gamson (1986). This paper addresses the idea of building community collaboration from a theoretical aspect as it pertains to Chickering and Gamson's seven principles, as well as providing practical suggestions for how to promote and build community collaboration in practice.
Wainscott, L. & Murphy, C. (2006). Designing Online Courses to Encourage Community with the Seven Principles of Good Practice. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2006--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2708-2712). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).