ERIC Number: ED463733
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A Journey in Virtual Collaboration: Facilitating Computer-Mediated Communication among Pre-Service Teachers.
Anderson, Tiffany; Reinhart, Julie; Slowinski, Joe
This paper describes the experiences of three university instructors facilitating computer-mediated communication among three teacher training courses at Indiana University, Bloomington and Northwest campuses, and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. The project utilized AltaVista Forum (now SiteScape Forum), a World Wide Web-based discussion forum. The paper offers guidance in virtual collaboration. Main discussion points: include the project setting; development of a meaningful project; the importance of modeling behavior; training students on collaboration skills, benefits of using SiteScape Forum; assessment issues; flexibility; student feedback; and anticipating problem areas. (Author/MES)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Cooperative Learning, Distance Education, Group Discussion, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Student Evaluation, Teacher Education, Web Based Instruction, World Wide Web
For full text: http://www.mtsu.edu/~itconf/proceed01/12.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A