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Strategies for Meaningful Collaboration in Online Environments

Strategies for Meaningful Collaboration in Online Environments
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Author(s): Valerie Beltran (University of La Verne, USA), Jessica C. Decker (University of La Verne, USA), Mark Matzaganian (University of La Verne, USA), Nancy T. Walker (University of La Verne, USA) and Sammy Elzarka (University of La Verne, USA)
Copyright: 2020
Pages: 18
Source title: Enriching Collaboration and Communication in Online Learning Communities
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Carolyn N. Stevenson (Purdue University Global, USA) and Joanna C. Bauer (Claremont Lincoln University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9814-5.ch001

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Abstract

This chapter examines the complexities of creating a collaborative community in online classes. A fully online Master's of Education program is studied, with students being surveyed regarding their experiences with collaboration in the online courses. Results of the study are discussed, along with recommendations for establishing a sense of community in the online environment. Recommendations include structuring introductory activities for the instructor and students, providing opportunities for authentic collaboration and communication through tools such as blogs and wikis, and following guidelines for establishing effective group projects in an online class. Suggestions for future research are also included. Overall, a case is made for the importance of creating meaningful, collaborative experiences for students within the context of class content in online courses.

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