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ERIC Number: EJ1105455
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1532-0723
Book Study Blogs: Creating Self-Sustaining Online Learning Communities for Graduate Students of Educational Leadership
Stonehouse, Pauline P.; Splichal, Susan
Education Leadership Review, v16 n2 p86-102 Nov 2015
Collaborative online learning has been adopted at all levels of education, in PK-12 public schools and universities, yet studies find student responses to the experience somewhat unpredictable. In this study, the authors draw on the practice of incorporating book study blogs at the University of North Dakota to engage doctoral students in a collaborative discourse and knowledge creation. Self- and peer-assessment data derived from end-of-course evaluations in 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2014 are used to frame a discussion concerning the development of self-regulating online collaborative learning communities. This study highlights positive outcomes for book study teams sharing high expectations of academic achievement and professional behavior, supportive relationships, and modeling of leadership qualities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota
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