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Collaborating Online: Learning Together in Community


reviewed by Sharon Dole 2005

coverTitle: Collaborating Online: Learning Together in Community
Author(s): Rena M. Palloff and Keith Pratt
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco
ISBN: 0787976148, Pages: 112, Year: 2005
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Collaborating Together: Learning Together in Community is the latest book on online teaching and learning by Rena M. Palloff and Keith Pratt. It is also the second book in a new Jossey-Bass series of guides for higher education faculty who are teaching online courses or who plan to do so in the future. In addition to authoring this book, Palloff and Pratt are the consulting editors on the series. The book’s value lies in the fact that it is a practical handbook for the implementation of online collaborative activities. As such, it is a suitable follow-up to the authors’ previous book on building online learning communities, Building Learning Communities in Cyberspace: Effective Strategies for the Online Classroom (1999). Whereas the latter book deals with the concepts of collaboration, Collaborating Together offers a step-by-step guide for implementing it in online courses. As in their previous books, Palloff and Pratt provide rich... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 7, 2005, p. 1573-1575
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11798, Date Accessed: 10/24/2017 3:45:28 AM

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  • Sharon Dole
    Western Carolina University
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    SHARON DOLE is Assistant Professor of Special Education and Faculty Fellow for Adjunct Faculty Support at Western Carolina University. She is Director of the Graduate Program in Special Education and coordinates the online MAT program. Dr. Dole has been designing and teaching online courses for several years and is currently designing online courses for gifted licensure. Her research interests include online teaching and learning, assistive technology for students with learning problems, and twice exceptional students. Recent publications include articles on using videotherapy with adolescents with learning problems and identity construction in twice exceptional students.
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