07 Aug Building Online Learning Communities featuring Rena Palloff
Research continues to show that the construction of a learning community, with the instructor participating as an equal member, is the key to successful online course outcomes and is the vehicle through which online education is best delivered. How to develop effective learning communities, however, remains a mystery to some. This Fischer Speaker Series event, a part of the 3rd Annual World Campus Faculty Convocation, features Rena Palloff as she explores specific concepts and techniques that can be used in any online or hybrid class to successfully develop a learning community approach.
Dr. Rena Palloff is a mentoring faculty member in the Educational Leadership and Change Doctoral Program at Fielding Graduate University as well as a founding faculty member of the Master’s of Organizational Management and Development and the Director of the Teaching in the Virtual Classroom Graduate Certificate Programs.
Dr. Palloff is the author of several books and articles including:
The Excellent Online Instructor: Strategies for Professional Development (Jossey-Bass, 2011)
Faculty Training and Mentoring at a Distance: Learning Together in the Virtual Community, Published in Cases on Digital Technology in Higher Education: Issues and Challenges (IAP, 2011)
Assessing the Online Learner: Resources and Strategies for Faculty (Jossey-Bass, 2009)
Her publications are available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Rena-M.-Palloff/e/B001JS7ZXC
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