Developing a virtual self: Mastering the skills of online communication
Event Location / Date(s)
Atlanta, GA, March 2, 2004
Conference Name / Publication Title
Fifteenth International Conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education
ISSN or ISBN
Thirty graduate students, many of whom currently teach online, were grouped into six teams of five for a blended-learning experience in which they interacted briefly in person and then dispersed to distant locales. Seven weeks were invested in online development of one online product per group. The web-based learning objects were the excuses for interaction; the goal was to learn to be with, speak with, and work with other people despite differences in time and place. A forum (discussion board) was used as the always-available meeting place. Each Community of Practice (CoP) had a dedicated thread in which asynchronous communication flourished. This presentation highlights the process, the products, and the lessons learned therein.
Abramson, Gertrude W., "Developing a virtual self: Mastering the skills of online communication" (2004). CEC Faculty Proceedings, Presentations, Speeches and Lectures. 231.