Building Online Learning Communities further explores the
development of virtual classroom environments that foster a sense of
community and empower students to take charge of their learning to
successfully achieve learning outcomes. This is the second edition of
the groundbreaking book by Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt and has been
completely updated and expanded to include the most current information
on effective online course development and delivery. A practical,
hands-on guide, this resource is filled with illustrative case studies,
vignettes, and examples from a wide variety of successful online
courses. The authors offer proven strategies for handling challenges
Engaging students in the formation of an online learning community.
Establishing a sense of presence online.
Developing effective courses that include collaboration and reflection.
Assessing student performance.
Written for faculty in any distance learning environment, this
revised edition is based on the authorsâ many years of work in faculty
development for online teaching as well as their extensive personal
experience as faculty in online distance education. Rena M. Palloff and
Keith Pratt share insights designed to guide readers through the steps
of online course design and delivery.