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Utilizing Web 2.0 Tools to Redesign and Support Communities of Practice in a Distance Education Course
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, NC State University, United States ; , North Carolina State University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-92-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Distance education continues to expand at an unprecedented rate, with more and more students demanding online courses. Yet, despite the appeal and benefits distance education offers, several challenges such as lack of a community and social presence remain deterrents of online courses. The integration of web-based tools and Web 2.0 technologies, such as blogs and social networks, has the potential to support and enhance collaboration, group work, and social presence. The following case study provides a detailed account of a course redesign that focused on the integration of Web 2.0 tools in order to support communities of practice.

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Holcomb, L. & Kruger-Ross, M. (2012). Utilizing Web 2.0 Tools to Redesign and Support Communities of Practice in a Distance Education Course. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of SITE 2012--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 406-411). Austin, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 16, 2019 from .

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