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ERIC Number: EJ1065576
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
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Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1556-3847
It Takes a Virtual Community: Promoting Collaboration through Student Activities
Battista, Ludmila; Forrey, Carol; Stevenson, Carolyn
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, v11 n2 Sum 2008
Distance education provides many nontraditional students with the opportunity to pursue a college education not possible through traditional brick and mortar education. Although not meeting face-to-face, student activities help promote a stronger connection between the classroom and university community. This paper will discuss strategies for developing a sense of student community at a distance. Topics include: the role of professional and student organizations in building community; academic coaching and courses for at-risk students; community building through student websites; use of Second Life for promoting student leadership and collaborative activities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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