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    • Jessica M
      They suggested  that communities include "a sense of shared purpose, trust, support, and collaboration--i.e., a sense of  community-[that] is an essential element in the development of quality online learning environments" 
    • Jessica M
       Interaction influences learning and knowing, and it is especially important in distance  education because it helps reduce feelings of isolation and contributes to the student success in online environments 
Jessica M

Community in the Classroom: An Approach to Curriculum and Instruction as a Means for t... - 1 views

    • Jessica M
      "It is essential to begin laying a foundation  for a community to emerge and develop from the first day of school; the initial experience must reflect the need for and importance of forming a classroom community." - same thing for online classes - the first activity, discussion, or contact needs to help develop class community
    • Jessica M
      "The teacher must remain true to the process and gradually invite students to direct their own learning." - getting students to lead discussions comfortably and be apart of a community is a process, you need to work students towards these goals and show them what you expect of them first
    • Jessica M
      "improving their self-concept and confidence is to work to build relationships within an intellectually safe classroom community" - very true for high school students, many often lack the confidence in their own work and understanding at first
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    • Jessica M
      Three key feature of communities: Inclusiveness, Participation, and Shared Cognition 
    • Jessica M
      "promote and develop a classroom environment where students are trusted, willing, and able to engage in responsible dialogue and inquiry and to create meaning" - students need to trust each other, be able to listen and respect everyone's interactions in the class
    • Jessica M
      "School is a place where students should feel safe to  engage intellectually, socially, and emotionally in the act of  learning" - once students feel this safety within their community, they are more willing to participate and openly engage in their learning

Development and validation of the Online Student Connectedness Survey (OSCS) | Bolliger... - 0 views

  • e socially and academically integrated in order to provide meaningful learning experiences
  • “relationships with cohorts”
  • hat interaction between peers is important to online students and suggests that “the psychological presence of peer students can also bring a positive effect on various aspects of distance learning”
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  • id not participate as often in departmental activities as residential students,
  • “people with high levels of connectedness are better able to manage their own needs and emotions through cognitive processes”
  • that student isolation is one of the major problems for online learners
  • Connectedness is the sense of belonging and acceptance
  • are on their own, likely to be anxious, defensive and unwilling to take the risks involved in learning”
  • can reduce student dropout rates and “can help meet the quality challenge”
  • groups of people engaged in intellectual interaction for the purpose of learning”
  • perceives the availability of, and connectedness with, people in his/her educational setting”
  • social, teaching, and cognitive
  • learners’ levels of motivation and satisfaction.
  • work together collaboratively can reduce levels of student isolation
  • artments and instructors need to create safe learning environments (Stelzer & Vogelzangs, 1994) in which learners feel comfortable and are encouraged to participate without fear of persecution.
  • they are more likely to limit their interactions with an instructor and peers or less likely to ask for support

JOLT - Journal of Online Learning and Teaching - 0 views

  • Classroom community and student engagement are closely related to one another
  • sense of connectedness and psychological closeness rather than isolation are better prepared to become more actively involved with online learning and the resulting higher order thinking and knowledge building
  • text-based experiences are likely insufficient for participants to break down the barriers created by distance and the lack of face-to-face interaction.
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  • emphasized the need for instructors to validate all student perspectives, as well as acknowledge differing beliefs and biases, to create a safe and welcoming community that helps students become “more engaged and feel more interconnected”
  • who provide a structured and comfortable classroom environment that involves the participation of everyone in the learning activities
  • thoughtful care for instructors to help students become engaged in their learning and to design virtual classrooms that enhance a sense of community
  • carefully plan ways for students to interact, students can focus on achieving course learning goals
  • focus primarily on academic content and not as much on meaningful, interpersonal connections.
  • such as Facebook, twittering and blogging, might increase the social presence of all of the students as well as the teaching presence of the instructor.
  • collaborative decision-making related to communication protocols, and required and ongoing student postings in online discussions
  • instructors need to find ways to help students feel more strongly connected with each other and with the instructor and to facilitate activities that more actively involve students in their own learning.
Jessica M


  • One way to promote interaction and collab-oration is through online discussions. Ho
  • nteraction between learner and learner isessential in distance education if participationin class discussions is to take place
Jessica M

Relationships Between Sesnse of Community and Learning on Online Enviornments - 0 views

    community creates higher order learning
Jessica M


  • onclude that increasing interaction through online communications is a form of active learning, and students view such coursework more favorably and deem these communication tools (email, bulletin boards) highly.
  • It is fundamental that interaction between the student and course content, the faculty member, and other students contributes to learning.
    learning needs interactions from all participants..
Jessica M

Promoting Community for Online Learners in Special Education - 0 views

  • strong interdependence with oth-ers and the feeling of being a member of a stable group
  • Numerous researchers in special education have examined online learn-ing from the perspective of student satisfaction and grades
  • and the idea that available technologies can be used to expand and support a sense of community.
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  • team-based work environments
Teresa Dobler

GarrisonAndersonArcher2000.pdf - 0 views

    • Teresa Dobler
      Cognitive, social, and teaching presence - students are asked to take on the role of a teacher and help build knowledge with their classmates.
    • alexandra m. pickett
      Brilliant, Teresa! Love that you have used this feature of diigo to annotate this paper!
Maree Michaud-Sacks

Teaching Presence and Class Community presented by Alexandra Pickett (Duration: 00:66:05) - 0 views

    this presentation talks about the components of teaching presence and online community
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