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Creating Online Community: Challenges and Solutions

Creating Online Community: Challenges and Solutions
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Author(s): Mats Deutschmann (Umeå University, Sweden)
Copyright: 2014
Pages: 26
Source title: Cases on Professional Distance Education Degree Programs and Practices: Successes, Challenges, and Issues
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Kirk P.H. Sullivan (Umeå University, Sweden), Peter E. Czigler (Örebro University, Sweden) and Jenny M. Sullivan Hellgren (Umeå University, Sweden)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4486-1.ch004


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The challenges in creating a collaborative environment for online learning are great. This chapter describes some practical examples of community building in online learning contexts and discusses the effects of such activities. It draws its data from six years of online courses in English at Mid Sweden University, where the author was employed from 2003-2009 and worked with development and implementation of their Internet course program.

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