At the end of this module, participants will be able to:
- Recognize the value of collaboration to student learning.
- Identify instructional strategies to help foster collaboration and build community in the online classroom.
- List various community building technological tools currently available to educators.
Glossary of Key Terms
Asynchronous Discussion - Discussion where students can respond in their own time.
Blog - Short for "Web log," a specialized site that allows an individual or group to share a running log of events and personal insights with online audiences.
Synchronous Discussion - Discussion that takes place live and in real time.
Wiki - Hawaiian for "fast," a wiki is a collection of Web pages designed to allow anyone with access, the opportunity to contribute or modify content.