Design Strategies for Building Community in Online Classrooms
Debbie Bond-Hu, Syracuse University, United States ; Phillip Fiorello, St. Leo University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
As higher education is changing, the method of receiving education has also begun to evolve. This paper will explore changes that are occurring in the higher education system and its demands for online learning. Community in online classrooms is a relatively new and continually evolving concept in online education. Community will be defined within the scope of this paper and activities to promote community-building practices will be presented. Methods to invoke community creation in online classes will be demonstrated for designers and developers of online curriculum. In addition, the presentation will consider different instructional design models; including Morris, Kemp and Ross, and Reigeluth as building blocks for the design and development of interactive and community building online courses.
Bond-Hu, D. & Fiorello, P. (2003). Design Strategies for Building Community in Online Classrooms. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2350-2354). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).