Key Elements of Building Online Community: Comparing Faculty and Student Perceptions

@inproceedings{Vesely2007KeyEO,
  title={Key Elements of Building Online Community: Comparing Faculty and Student Perceptions},
  author={Pam Vesely and Nc Usa and Lisa Bloom and John J. Sherlock},
  year={2007}
}
This paper describes survey research of fourteen online courses where instructors and students were asked their perceptions about the challenges and essential elements of community in online classes. Results show that both instructors and students believe building community is very important. The majority of both students and instructors perceived it to be harder to build community online than in traditional classes. Additionally, while the majority of students and instructors both identified… CONTINUE READING

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