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ERIC Number: ED448457
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov-18
Pages: 26
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Thinking Outside the (Classroom) Box: The Transition from Traditional to On-Line Learning Communities.
Dial-Driver, Emily; Sesso, Frank
The building of community generally means the creation of stronger, better realized writing; it is a strong argument for classes in which students learn and use all the writing tasks and principles, from pre-writing to authoring, and learn to trust each other enough to become vulnerable since sharing implies vulnerability. The question of how to build a community becomes key when faculty are faced with the demand to utilize technology, regardless of the reason for the demand. This paper gives an overview of how the Internet can be used by teachers and students and discusses online classes offered over the Internet, especially college/university composition classes. The paper outlines and describes some online composition classes offered at Rogers State University in Oklahoma. It provides extensive illustrations to help explain the system and to show the possibilities for creating an online writing community in which the teaching/learning community develops and interacts much as that community would function on site. Contains numerous screen captures of Web sites. (Contains 26 references.) (NKA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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