Creating community in online courses: A case study examination of instructor practices

ID: 52099 Type: Poster/Demo
  1. Joanne Marciano, Leigh Wolf, Rae Oviatt, Luke Tunstall, and Andrea Varrichione, Michigan State University, United States

Wednesday, March 28 5:45 PM-7:00 PM Location: Edison Ballroom D View on map

Presider: Rashid Khan, DCC- King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia

Abstract: This paper shares and examines findings from a cross case analysis of four instructors’ attempts to develop a sense of community in the online courses they taught in a master’s program in education at a large public institution in the U.S. Midwest. In addition to outlining strategies the instructors implemented, we consider successes and challenges that emerged in doing so and draw implications for instructors of online courses in multiple contexts.


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