Connecting Students at a Distance: Designing and Implementing a Virtual Community
Community building, online communities, distance learning
As the communication and information needs of academic programs with distance education components grow, outreachbecomes a greater challenge. As a result, academic programs need to expand their perspectives and offer a flexible, informative, safe, and connected environment to fit the new paradigm of “virtual” community relationships for participants. This paper discusses one recent case of developing an online community to serve the interaction, communication, and information needs of a group of library and information science program participants.
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Citation / Publisher Attribution
Connecting Students at a Distance: Designing and Implementing a Virtual Community in P. Kommers, P. Isáias & M. B. Nunes (Eds.), Web-Based Communities 2004: Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference, International Association for the Development of the Information Society, p. 500-503
Scholar Commons Citation
Gregory, Vicki L. and Austin, Diane, "Connecting Students at a Distance: Designing and Implementing a Virtual Community" (2004). School of Information Faculty Publications. 510.