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  1. 1. Presented by Zoe Brown Ohio Department of Education Technology in Education Conference August 20, 2011 Alone Yet Together: Building a Sense of Community Online
  2. 4. What is Online Learning?
  3. 5. “ Online learning is an open and distributed learning environment that uses pedagogical tools, enabled by Internet and Web-based technologies, to facilitate learning and knowledge building through meaningful action and interaction.”(p. 15)
  4. 6. Online Learning
  5. 8. I’m so isolated & alone! Online dropouts
  6. 9. I need to connect with other learners!
  7. 11. Classroom Community Connectedness spirit, trust, interaction Learning
  8. 12. <ul><li>Student satisfaction </li></ul><ul><li>Retention </li></ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Lifelong affiliation with institution & department </li></ul>An online community sounds great!
  9. 13. <ul><li>Increases… </li></ul><ul><li>Flow of information </li></ul><ul><li>Availability of support </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>Satisfaction with group efforts </li></ul>They have strong feelings of community
  10. 15. Online Learning
  11. 16. <ul><li>Establishing a healthy classroom community is the responsibility of all instructors. </li></ul>What is my role as the instructor? <ul><li>Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Provider of support & structure </li></ul><ul><li>Promote collaboration & interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Model, encourage & participate </li></ul>
  12. 17. Group Projects Dialogue Identity Social Networks
  13. 18. Group Projects Dialogue Identity Social Networks Allow students to post profile information and pictures of themselves Create structured online discussions and ask meaningful questions Design group projects with assigned roles, focuses on a topic and develops social tasks Use social networks like Ning or Facebook to further emphasize collaboration & community
  14. 19. Questions Instructors Should Ask <ul><li>Am I aware of a community that exists among learners? </li></ul><ul><li>Do I value community or see the importance of community? </li></ul><ul><li>Do I design a learning environment that promotes community building? </li></ul><ul><li>How will the community communicate? </li></ul><ul><li>What tools and applications will I use to foster community? </li></ul>
  15. 20. I really feel a sense of community now!
  16. 21. Online Learning
  17. 22. I play a key role in establishing online communities
  18. 23. Group Projects Dialogue Identity Social Networks
  19. 24. I would like to know…?
  20. 25. References <ul><li>Arnold, N. & Paulus, T. (2010). Using a social networking site for experiential learning: Appropriating, lurking, modeling and community building. Internet and Higher Education, 13 , 188-196 . doi:10.1016/j.iheduc.2010.04.002. </li></ul><ul><li>Brown, R. (2001). The process of community-building in distance learning classes. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 5 :2, 18-34. </li></ul><ul><li>Cameron, B.A., Morgan, K., & Williams, K.C. (2009). Group projects: Student perceptions of the relationship between social tasks and a sense of community in online group work. The American Journal of Distance Education, 23, 20-33. doi:10.1080/08923640802664466. </li></ul><ul><li>Dabbagh, N. (2005). Pedagogical models for e-learning: A theory-based design framework. International Journal of Technology in Teaching and Learning, 1 (1), 25-44. </li></ul><ul><li>Dabbagh, N., & Bannan-Ritland, B. (2005). Online learning: Concepts, strategies, and application. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education. </li></ul>
  21. 26. References <ul><li>Morgan, C.K., & Tam, M. (1999). Unraveling the complexities of distance education student attrition. Distance Education, 20 (1), 96-108. </li></ul><ul><li>Ritter, C., Polnick, B., Fink, R., & Oescher, J. (2010). Classroom learning communities in educational leadership: A comparison study of three delivery options. Internet and Higher Education, 13 , 96-100. </li></ul><ul><li>doi:10.1016/j.iheduc.2009.11.005. </li></ul><ul><li>Rovai, A. (2001). Building classroom community at a distance: A case study. Educational Technology Research and Development, 49 (4), 33-48. </li></ul>

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