Building Online Learning Communities: Effective Strategies by Rena M. Palloff

By Rena M. Palloff

This booklet may be solid for somebody writing a paper approximately on-line studying yet, as a person seeking to create an internet studying path, there has been little or no, if something, i may use or practice. To be sincere, i finished studying after a hundred pages and began skimming as the dry, educational writing kind mixed with little real particular details left me bored.

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Steven Jones (1998) notes that the creation of an online social world is dependent upon the degree to which people use the Internet to invent new personas, to create or recreate their own identities, or a combination thereof. Jones’s early description of online identity refers to what is now termed social presence—the person we become when we are online and how we express that person in virtual space. An earlier study by one of us entitled the Electronic Personality (Pratt, 1996) supports the notion that one’s personality changes when interacting with technology.

The student may be physically present but psychologically absent. In the virtual classroom, however, if a student drifts away, that absence is noticeable and may have a profound impact on the group. Online learning has brought a whole new set of issues and problems into academics; as a result, instructors and their institutions have had to become more flexible and learn to deal with these problems. Professors, just like their students, need the ability to deal with a virtual world in which, for the most part, they cannot see, hear, or touch the people with whom they are communicating.

Qxd 5/28/07 12:53 PM Page 29 more easily, whereas extroverts, who easily establish presence in person, may have more difficulty connecting with others online. Our work has shown that for this electronic personality to exist, certain elements must manifest: • The ability to carry on an internal dialogue in order to formulate responses • The creation of a semblance of privacy both in terms of the space from which the person communicates and the ability to create an internal sense of privacy • The ability to deal with emotional issues in textual form • The ability to create a mental picture of the partner in the communication process • The ability to create a sense of presence online through the personalization of communications (Pratt, 1996, pp.

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