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IRRODL: Building Sense of Community

IRRODL: Building Sense of Community at a Distance
This article challenges the belief that strong sense of community is limited to the traditional classroom and proposes that the virtual classroom has the potential of building and sustaining sense of community at levels that are comparable to the traditional classroom. Drawing on research literature, the concept of learning community is applied to the virtual classroom by taking on the issue of how best to design and conduct an online course that fosters community among learners who are physically separated from each other. Course design principles are described that facilitate dialogue and decrease psychological distance, thereby increasing a sense of community among learners.
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CIO: It Takes a Community

CIO: It Takes a Community
Informal groups known as communities of practice are the latest technique for getting employees to share what they know. Here are seven ways to encourage such communities in your company.

First Monday: Building Digital Communities:

First Monday: Building Digital Communities: Web-Wise 2002
Papers from the Third Annual Conference on Libraries and Museums in the Digital World sponsored by the U.S. Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and Johns Hopkins University, 20-22 March 2002, Baltimore.

Design for community: A Conversation

Design for community: A Conversation with Howard Rheingold
What many members of the web generation don't know is that virtual community existed way before the web, and will likely exist long after it. For an inside perspective on the history of virtual communities and a glimpse at the future, there's no one better to talk with than Rheingold.

Clay Shirky: Communities, Audiences, and

Clay Shirky: Communities, Audiences, and Scale
Communities are different than audiences in fundamental human ways, not merely technological ones. You cannot simply transform an audience into a community with technology, because they assume very different relationships between the sender and receiver of messages.

Online Community Report: Interview with

Online Community Report: Interview with Richard McDermott
But communities are not the be all and end all of organizational design. They are just one mechanism in the toolkit of organizational design. They do not replace teams, functional departments or centers of excellence. And how organizations use and structure them is changing. I think communities of practice will become more formalized than the "pure" communities we describe in the book. We are seeing this already in many companies. So there are likely to be many different forms, just as there are many different forms of teams.

Design for Community: Killing the

Design for Community: Killing the biggest myth of web design
If web writers and content managers could stop coddling their readers for a moment and challenge, engage, and interact with them instead, maybe people might just start scrolling, clicking, and, yes, reading their content. After all, if you stand in front of a room and tell everyone that no one reads what you write online, maybe the problem isn't with the users or the medium. Maybe you're just not saying anything interesting.

Resource: Creating Learning Communities Welcome

Resource: Creating Learning Communities
Welcome to the home page of A Coalition for Self-Learning.
We are a group of people, who have dedicated ourselves to the promotion of a new educational system with the student in the center. Thirty odd members have written a book which was published in August 2000. This book is the core theme of our home page. But this on-line book is a dynamic one, and new chapters will be added regularly, and eventually a second edition may be published.

OnlineCommunityReport: Interview with Marc Weiss,

OnlineCommunityReport: Interview with Marc Weiss, Web Lab
Web Lab is a non-profit organization that seeks to enhance the way organizations and individuals collaborate online. Marc Weiss is the founder and Executive Producer of Web Lab.

The Chronicle: A Community College

The Chronicle: A Community College Offers a Taste of Online Study
St. Petersburg College, a community college in Florida, has set up a sample online course on its Web page. The noncredit course, which covers the basics of taking an online course at the college, is brief and free to the public.

Intranet Journal: Community Building as

Intranet Journal: Community Building as a Core Intranet Value
Facilitating creative dialogues between people is the Internet's greatest contribution to business culture, much more important than selling things online or lowering supply-chain costs.

Intranet Journal: Community Building as

Intranet Journal: Community Building as a Core Intranet Value
Facilitating creative dialogues between people is the Internet's greatest contribution to business culture, much more important than selling things online or lowering supply-chain costs. In this article, Gordon Benett explains why.

Camworld: Online Community Technologies and

Camworld: Online Community Technologies and Concepts
The concept of an online community is very broad. It can be anything from a small close-knit group of people who email each other about a mutual hobby to a mailing list or Web site with thousands and thousands of users. There are thousands of these communities scattered across the Web, covering far too many topics to even attempt to list. Online communities are one of those subjects that encompasses a very wide spectrum of concepts. I'll try to break out a few areas that I have examples for.

Seth Weaver Kahan: Building Community

Seth Weaver Kahan: Building Community at Work
Building communities in business has become a priority in knowledge-sharing organizations around the world. Communities in the workplace enable people to quickly build working relationships, share knowledge with those who need it when they need it, and perform well under stress. The warmth of community encourages everyone to share personal accountability for achieving the organization's objectives. But how is it done?...

APQC: Building and Sustaining Communities

APQC: Building and Sustaining Communities of Practice

JALN: The Process of Community-Building

JALN: The Process of Community-Building in Distance Learning Classes
Latest issue: Three-stage phenomenon was ascertained. The first stage was making friends on-line with whom students felt comfortable communicating. The second stage was community conferment (acceptance) which occurred when students were part of a long, thoughtful, threaded discussion on a subject of importance after which participants felt both personal satisfaction and kinship. The third stage was camaraderie which was achieved after long-term or intense association with others involving personal communication. Each of these stages involved a greater degree of engagement in both the class and the dialogue.

Inc. Guide: Online Community It

Inc. Guide: Online Community
It takes more than a healthy sense of corporate community to translate into a thriving online community. So at inc.com, we have put together links to a collection of resources on the subject of online community -- resources specifically targeted to small businesses.

Gerry McGovern: Are online communities

Gerry McGovern: Are online communities working?
The online community model was undoubtedly over hyped. As a business model it has shown little sustainability. However, wherever there is a subject that people can get passionate about, the online community has a role to play. The Internet is the ultimate grapevine and, in particular, the organization should not ignore voices of discontent.

Online Community Report: Interview with

Online Community Report: Interview with Gail Ann Williams, Salon.com Furthermore, there is something so innately engaging about dialogue, especially when you know the participants and have any kind of stake in the outcome or information, that you are dealing with a serial medium, with the ads on the margins simply invisible. It's like having a discussion in your kitchen with the radio playing softly and your friends talking. Will people fall silent and shift their attention to the commercials when they come on? Almost never, no matter how hard-hitting, funny or celebrity-studded the commercials are. The conversation group is real, the radio ads are canned. And that is how a good online forum feels. Real people, freeze-dried ads.

Digital Web Magazine: Community Issue

Digital Web Magazine: Community Issue (via DfC)
The new issue of Digital Web Magazine is up, and this one's all about web community. Check it out for an enlightening feature on evolt, a tutorial by Matt Haughey, and an interview with Derek Powazek on writing the book 'Design for Community' and designing community sites.

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