ERIC Number: ED470124
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Creating an Online Community by Using ICQ Active List.
Yilmaz, Ozgul; Tuzun, Hakan
One of the important characteristics of Web-based courses is that they utilize different Internet tools to close the gap between the instructor and the learner. Although many different Internet tools (including course Web sites, e-mail, electronic mailing lists, threaded discussion group, chat, instant messaging, audio conferencing, and video conferencing) can be used today to close this gap, there are a number of problems with the existing tools. According to the literature, current problems with tools that support Web-based instruction include: finding appropriate software for students and instructors; access control to keep outsiders from disrupting class communication; training students and instructors in the use of various software packages; and cost of acquisition and use of appropriate tools. This paper introduces ICQ Active List, an Internet tool which can support a Web-based distance education community by eliminating all of these problems. The paper also discusses the issue of creating an online community, which is very important in Web-based courses, and it describes the principles that were followed in order to create such a community. Most of the principles and the experience can be used to create learning communities in Web-based courses. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: In: Annual Proceedings of Selected Research and Development [and] Practice Papers Presented at the National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (24th, Atlanta, GA, November 8-12, 2001). Volumes 1-2; see IR 021 504.