Danaher, Patrick Alan and Hickey, Andrew and Brown, Alice and Conway, Joan Margaret (2007) Exploring elements for creating an online community of learners within a distance education course at the University of Southern Queensland. In: Luppicini, Rocci J., (ed.) Online learning communities. Perspectives in Instructional Technology and Distance Education . Information Age Publishing, Greenwich, CT. United States, pp. 219-240. ISBN 978-1-59311-678-1 (pbk.), 978-1-59311-679-8
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Three crucial elements of creating and sustaining distance and online communities of learners are cognitive, social, and teacher presence. These elements are fundamental to ensuring that the educational contexts and environments framing a course of study are understood and engaged. This chapter interrogates a graduate pre-service teacher education course at an Australian university in terms of its efficacy in facilitating and enacting these elements. The chapter identifies the centrality of presence, multiple and mutual responsibilities, the requirement for technologies to serve human needs, and the importance of explicating and interrogating contexts and environments as vital to sustainable communities of learners.
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|Additional Information:||Permanent restricted access due to publisher copyright restriction. Print copy held in USQ Library at call no. 371.358 Onl.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Australia; cognitive presence; educational contexts and environments; learning communities; online education; distance education; social presence; teacher education; teacher presence; University of Southern Queensland|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing|
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
|Subjects:||330000 Education > 330300 Professional Development of Teachers > 330305 Teacher Education - Higher Education|
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development|
|Deposited On:||11 Oct 2007 11:23|
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