How asynchronous online collaboration tools can be used to create a greater sense of community in the virtual classroom
The research question addressed in this project was, how can asynchronous collaboration tools be used to create a greater sense of community in the virtual classroom? It documents one teacher's effort to utilize online tools to create student-generated tutorials and share that work with other students. The author used Moodle forums and a modified Rovai's Classroom Community Scale to assess the student's sense of community in the virtual classroom. The author documents the details of the tutorial creation process and uses related research literature to shape that process and validate the study. The author concludes that with proper technical supports and incentives for participation the tutorial creation process could be a useful tool for developing community in the virtual classroom.
Holm, William A., "How asynchronous online collaboration tools can be used to create a greater sense of community in the virtual classroom" (2011). School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 2438.