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ERIC Number: EJ818962
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct-16
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
Beyond Blackboard and into Virtual Communities
Cleaver, Samantha
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v25 n18 p32 Oct 2008
Online learning is evolving into much more than discussions via Blackboard. Today's online learners are spending time engaged in discussions, meeting in virtual classrooms, and combining online and on-the-ground learning, even if they live time zones away from campus. In response, universities are adjusting their curriculum, learning expectations, and changing how instructors approach topics online. One major challenge, creating and maintaining learning communities in virtual space, is testing both existing and emerging online tools. In this article, the author discusses how instructors can address the challenge of building and maintaining a learning community with students who are miles apart and will likely never meet.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California; Illinois