Enriching Collaboration and Communication in Online Learning Communities

Enriching Collaboration and Communication in Online Learning Communities

Release Date: August, 2019|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 319
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9814-5
ISBN13: 9781522598145|ISBN10: 1522598146|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781522598152|EISBN13: 9781522598169
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Effective communication is essential in every organization, including educational institutions. Often, members of the online community work in isolation. Collaboration across varying disciplines and departments can promote unique professional development activities and create a stronger connection to the entire online community.

Enriching Collaboration and Communication in Online Learning Communities is a critical scholarly publication that supports communication and collaboration in online settings by focusing on the ways all members of the educational institution can create community to foster personal and professional growth for all. The book takes an in-depth look at communication strategies and challenges including managing conflict, working effectively in virtual teams, critical thinking, intercultural and cross-cultural communication, and online leadership. It is ideal for faculty, teachers, administrators, principles, curriculum developers, professionals, researchers, and students.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Adult Learning
  • Assessment
  • Collaborative Course Design
  • Curriculum Development
  • Ethical Standards
  • Learning Communities
  • Online Communication
  • Professional Development
  • Social Media
  • Teaching Best Practices
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Editor/Author Biographies
Carolyn Stevenson is a full-time faculty member in the Department of Professional Studies, School of Multidisciplinary and Professional Studies. Dr. Stevenson has over 20 years teaching and administrative experience in higher education. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Communication, Master of Business Administration, and Doctor of Education with an emphasis in Higher Education. Recent publications include a chapter entitled: “Leading across Generations: Issues for Higher Education Administrators” published in the Handbook of Research on Transnational Higher Education Management, IGI Global; Technical Writing: A Comprehensive Resource for Technical Writers at all Levels, (Martinez, Hannigan, Wells, Peterson and Stevenson) Revised and Updated Edition, Kaplan Publishing, Building Online Communities in Higher Education Institutions: Creating Collaborative Experience (with Joanna Bauer), published by IGI Global, and Promoting Climate Change Awareness through Environmental Education (with Lynn Wilson), published by IGI Global.

Joanna C. Bauer has 20 years of experience teaching and in academic leadership for online and onground modalities in communication, critical thinking, and related areas of higher education. She combines this experience with a business background in communication, online, onground and non-traditional andragogy & instruction, curriculum development, faculty development, student engagement, brand positioning, B2B partnerships, academic strategy, and business development including communication, corporate strategy, special events, and media relations. She earned an MA and a BS in Speech Communication, is currently working on an EdD in Higher Education Leadership, and has been recognized with 15 teaching and curriculum development awards. She is working as a Dean for the MA in Organizational Leadership degree for Claremont Lincoln University in Claremont, CA. Her research interests include gender equity in leadership, curriculum development, andragogy, and cultural communication. She enjoys interacting with diverse students and focuses on combining academic theory with real world application so that students can apply the content learned to professional and personal goals.

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