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Building Online Communities in Higher Education Institutions

Book Description

Members of today’s online educational settings are often isolated which can prohibit the sharing of ideas and best practices among individuals working and learning as a collective group. Promoting collaboration across various disciplines and departments fosters professional development activities, as well as creates strong connections to the entire online community. Building Online Communities in Higher Education Institutions: Creating Collaborative Experience cultivates knowledge on topics pertaining to the improvement of communication and collaboration in online learning communities. Advancing the current scope of research in this field, this book is designed for use by faculty, students, researchers, practitioners, and college administrators interested in strengthening communication and collaboration in virtual settings.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Preface
    1. SECTION 1: SOCIAL MEDIA, SOCIAL NETWORKS, AND ONLINE LEARNING COMMUNITIES
    2. SECTION 2: TRAINING, FACULTY DEVELOPMENT, AND PROMOTING STUDENT SUCCESS WITH PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Introduction
  9. Section 1: Social Media, Social Networks, and Online Learning Communities
    1. Chapter 1: Communication between Higher Education and Social Networking Sites
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Building Collaborative Virtual Communities in a University Department of Early Childhood Education for Wikipedia Article Authoring
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WIKIS IN TEACHER EDUCATION: INTRODUCTORY ASPECTS
      4. CATEGORIZATION OF APPROACHES INTEGRATING WIKIS IN TEACHER EDUCATION
      5. DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS REGARDING THE SURVEYED APPROACHES
      6. THE APPROACH APPLIED TO THE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Building Collaborations between University Pre-Service Student-Teachers and English Language Students through a Socially Mediated Network
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. EXPERIENCES IN CREATING, COLLABORATING, AND CONTINUING A SOCIALLY MEDIATED NETWORK BASED ON COMPUTER SUPPORTED COOPERATIVE LEARNING (CSCL)
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: Building and Maintaining Relationships through Social Media
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. FOUNDATIONAL BUILDING BLOCKS
      3. DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL MEDIA
      4. BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA IN HIGHER ED CLASSROOMS
      5. COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION IN THE CLASSROOM AND BEYOND
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 5: Making Sense of Building Online Learning Communities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SOCIAL PRESENCE
      5. TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNITY BUILDING
      6. INSTRUCTOR’S ROLE IN COMMUNITY BUILDING
      7. SOCIAL CONNECTION AND COMMUNITY BUILDING
      8. GROUP LEARNING AND COMMUNITY BUILDING
      9. EFFECTIVE FACILITATION AND COMMUNITY BUILDING
      10. WEBQUESTS AND 21 CENTURY LEARNING
      11. WEB 2.0 TOOLS
      12. CONCLUSION
      13. FUTURE RESEARCH
    6. Chapter 6: Using the International Negotiation Modules Project (INMP) to Build a Learning Community
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. BUILDING A LEARNING COMMUNITY
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 7: Connecting Communication to Curriculum and Pedagogy in Online Environments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
    8. Chapter 8: Working Collaboratively in Virtual Groups
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    9. Chapter 9: If You Build It, They Will Come
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. BUILDING A CLUB: CASE STUDY- MAJOR UNIVERSITY PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
      5. STUDY: STUDENT PREFERENCE IN ONLINE CLUB SETTINGS (PSYCHOLOGY CLUB)
      6. TECHNOLOGY USE PROFILES: COLLEGE STUDENT USERS
      7. BUILDING VIBRANT ONLINE STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 2: Training, Faculty Development, and Promoting Student Success with Practical Solutions
    1. Chapter 10: The Concept of Ethos as a Tool for Assessing Civility
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CIVIL DISCOURSE AS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 11: Tone and Attitude in E-Mail Communications and the Online Classroom
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 12: No Adult Left Behind
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PURPOSE
      4. BACKGROUND
      5. LITERATURE REVIEW
      6. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, PROBLEMS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 13: From “Sage on the Stage” to Facilitator of Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
      5. METHODS
      6. FINDINGS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. APPENDIX
    5. Chapter 14: Moderating the Effective Co-Creation of Knowledge in Asynchronous Online Conferences
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: SETTING THE STAGE
      4. BEHIND THE CURTAIN
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 15: Online Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
      5. METHODOLOGY
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 16: Killing the “Quit Point”
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
    8. Chapter 17: Collaborative Teaching Experience at the University of Deusto
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. INTEGRATION OF LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DEUSTO
      5. KNOWLEDGE AND LEARNING TOOLS FOR COLLABORATIVE EXPERIENCES
      6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE CHALLENGES
    9. Chapter 18: A Distributed Community of Practice to Facilitate Communication, Collaboration, and Learning among Faculty
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
      4. THE RESEARCH SETTING
      5. THE RESEARCH APPROACH
      6. DESIGNING AN EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION
      7. PRESENTATION OF FINDINGS
      8. CHALLENGES AND OBSTACLES
      9. REFLECTIONS ON THE DESIGN
      10. LESSON LEARNED
      11. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      12. FINAL REFLECTIONS
    10. Chapter 19: Creating a Collaborative Community in Online Environments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. LEARNING AS A SOCIAL ACTIVITY
      5. ESTABLISHING COLLABORATION IN THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
      6. SOCIAL PRESENCE IN ONLINE COURSES
      7. CREATING A COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY
      8. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
    11. Chapter 20: Communication and Collaboration Strategies for an Effective Online Professor
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
      3. DATA COLLECTION
      4. DATA ANALYSIS
      5. FINDINGS
      6. STRATEGIES FOR COMMUNICATING ONLINE
      7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors