ERIC Number: ED412934
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Educating Online: Creating the Virtual Classroom Community.
Online or distributed learning is becoming an increasingly popular method of delivering higher education. In this paper, the effectiveness of online teaching using a virtual classroom environment is examined. Also examined are techniques that college professors can use to make their students feel involved in the class as a community. An example of an online course offered at a corporation during the Summer of 1997 is described. An informal survey of the seventeen student participants revealed that all but one of them enjoyed the online course format. The majority of students cited convenience and flexibility as advantages of the course; major disadvantages were lack of oral communication in class discussions. (AEF)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
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