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ERIC Number: EJ875037
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3518
Sense of Community in Online Courses
Ouzts, Karen
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v7 n3 p285-296 2006
The rapid growth in online courses continues to spark faculty concern about the quality of instruction related to the lack of interaction, social process, and social presence thought to promote socialization of students into a profession. Courses designed to promote a sense of community in online courses may address these concerns. The purpose of this study was to measure a sense of community in online classes at a western, land-grant university. Students taking online classes using the eCollege Web platform completed the Classroom Community Scale developed by Rovai (2002b) to measure a sense of community. Student interviews validated the scale. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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