Online Communities for Learning Together: Tech It Up 2008

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A presentation for the annual Tech It Up conference at Thompson Rivers University

A presentation for the annual Tech It Up conference at Thompson Rivers University

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  • Online Community Services for BCcampus The purpose of BCcampus is to support educators and institutions to increase and enhance student access to post secondary education My role is basically to support educational professionals who are interested in creating online communities for collaborating, sharing, and learning online with others.

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  • 1. Online Communities for Learning Together
  • 2. What is an online community?
    • Communicate online
    • Build relationships
    • Have a purpose
    • “ A community is what members make of it” Nancy White
    • “ Content does not a community make” John Smith
    Community of Practice Community of Interest Private Public Learning Community
  • 3. Why online community?
  • 4. What contributes to success of an online community?
    • Your ideas go here :-)
  • 5. Virtual Tour: …online communities of interest to YOU
    • Educational Technology Users Group
    • BC eLearning Marketplace & Expo
    • SCoPE
  • 6. Educational Technology Users Group
  • 7. BC eLearning Marketplace & Expo http://community. bccampus .ca/expo
  • 8. http://scope. lidc . sfu .ca
  • 9. There are more! Virtual Schools Society Online Learning Community Team Based Learning Collaborative
  • 10. BCcampus Shared Services
    • Network of Communities
      • Sandboxes
      • Getting started toolkit & support
      • Optional hosting service
    • Community of Community Enthusiasts
      • Mentoring
      • Share resources and experiences
      • Support and build on resources for newcomers
  • 11. What could we be doing to share and extend Tech It Up activities and resources and continue the dialogue?
  • 12. Get involved!
    • Contact info
      • http://bccampus.ca
      • [email_address]
    • Some BC Grown Communities
      • http://community.bccampus.ca/
      • http://scope. lidc . sfu .ca
      • http://knowplace.ca
      • http://bcliteracyforum.ning.com/
      • http://community.learnnowbc.ca/bced
      • http://www.campusclimatenetwork.org/