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Collaboration, connectedness, and community: An examination of the factors influencing student persistence in virtual communities

Dawn Laux, Andy Luse, Brian E. Mennecke
2016 Computers in Human Behavior  
The model examines how collaborative learning, campus connectedness, sense of community, organizational commitment, and turnover intention influence student persistence.  ...  The model was tested using a sample of students who participated in a virtual learning community (VLC) and the results suggest that all but one of the factors were found to significantly influence student  ...  Based on prior theoretical research, the model is developed to analyze how collaborative learning influences campus connectedness and a sense of community, and subsequently how it impacts student persistence  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.chb.2015.12.046 fatcat:7zuw4p5hxvb5jhjhkstmhhislm

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT AND SENSE OF CLASSROOM COMMUNITY IN GRADUATE VIRTUAL CLASSROOMS

Ceyhun KAVRAYICI
2021 The Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education  
Hence, both constructs are crucial for virtual classrooms, the aim of the study was to examine the relationship between classroom management and sense of classroom community.  ...  The findings of the study provided useful information in designing virtual classrooms and increasing student satisfaction.  ...  Community building should be highlighted in order to keep the students in the program and in the class since it is necessary collaborative learning atmosphere.  ... 
doi:10.17718/tojde.906816 fatcat:6jjbzwsaqrcnpik5bxpfbyoldq

Building Sense of Community at a Distance

Alfred P. Rovai
2002 International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning  
Drawing on research literature, the concept of learning community is applied to the virtual classroom by taking on the issue of how best to design and conduct an online course that fosters community among  ...  <P class=abstract>This article challenges the belief that strong sense of community is limited to the traditional classroom and proposes that the virtual classroom has the potential of building and sustaining  ...  Social Equality A third factor that influences the growth of community is social equality.  ... 
doi:10.19173/irrodl.v3i1.79 fatcat:rorglquizrcglixzaxsgih63bi

Development of an instrument to measure classroom community

Alfred P Rovai
2002 The Internet and higher education  
It was concluded that the Classroom Community Scale is a valid and reliable measure of classroom community and that this instrument yields two interpretable factors, connectedness and learning. D  ...  The 20-item Classroom Community Scale measures sense of community in a learning environment.  ...  Accordingly, the purpose of this study was to explore the factors that influence students' community experiences, to develop and field-test the Classroom Community Scale and to determine its validity and  ... 
doi:10.1016/s1096-7516(02)00102-1 fatcat:qwil4oatafeqflne6n4is5bsoa

Sense of community, perceived cognitive learning, and persistence in asynchronous learning networks

Alfred P Rovai
2002 The Internet and higher education  
The primary purpose of this study was to determine if a relationship exists between sense of community and cognitive learning in an online educational environment.  ...  Study participants consisted of 314 students enrolled in 26 graduate education and leadership courses taught at a distance using the Blackboard.com SM e-learning system.  ...  These factors vary by students and many factors are beyond the control of the school to influence, while other factors can be managed by the school.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s1096-7516(02)00130-6 fatcat:4rqt7vahtjhdfa5ibz6azca7mq

"Sense of Classroom Community" Inonline Social Work Education

Dr. Courtney Wiest
2015 Journal of Education and Human Development (New York)  
The study had a total of 90 participants and utilized the validated Classroom Community Scale by Rovai (2002) . The scale examined students' self-reported sense of connectedness and learning.  ...  Rovai (2002) developed an Online Classroom Community scale (CCS) to assess the level of community in the online arena. Rovai stressed the importance of student connection to foster learning.  ...  With sense of community being an essential factor in the educational setting, researchers have begun to investigate the ability to form this community online.  ... 
doi:10.15640/jehd.v4n2_1a3 fatcat:v4b5pstmhre7xcb72y3kvgwheu

Feelings of alienation and community among higher education students in a virtual classroom

Alfred P. Rovai, Mervyn J. Wighting
2005 The Internet and higher education  
Although the professional literature identifies feelings of alienation and low sense of community as factors that help explain relatively low student persistence rates in distance education programs, no  ...  Accordingly, the present study uses canonical correlation analysis to determine if and how a set of three alienation variables is related to a set of two classroom community variables in a sample (N =  ...  In particular, how does alienation with society influence sense of community within the virtual classroom setting?  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.iheduc.2005.03.001 fatcat:fyx5wuz2xjbfjiqsopuzjyqzwq

Developing a Learning Community Through an Online University's Community Engagement Platform: An Analysis of the Experiences of Students and Faculty

Linda Bloomberg
2020 Zenodo  
In 2017 the University community was invited to participate in a survey, the findings of which uncovered community engagement preferences of students and faculty, enabling a better understanding of the  ...  Research shows that the creation of an online community is key to developing a conducive learning environment, and interactive technologies, used wisely, can serve to foster interactivity and social connectedness  ...  Factors influencing the use of the Commons 6. Additional Community Benefits derived from the Commons Overall Sense of Community.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3711100 fatcat:pa5prbqc3vbfvd5445qfse7i6e

Theoretical Foundations of Learning Communities

Jody E. Jessup-Anger
2015 New Directions for Student Services  
This chapter describes the historical and contemporary theoretical underpinnings of learning communities and argues that there is a need for more complex models in conceptualizing and assessing their effectiveness  ...  Vincent Tinto's (1993) work on student departure led to his interest in and research on the effectiveness of learning communities (Tinto, Goodsell Love, and Russo, 1994) in promoting student persistence  ...  and their experiences within the community, but also the other factors that influence students' experiences, from financial aid policies to the ease of pairing courses through the registrar's office.  ... 
doi:10.1002/ss.20114 fatcat:xlszun22yfdihmjlip5irjab2m

Building Sense of Community at a Distance

Alfred P. Rovai
2018 Distances et Médiations des Savoirs  
Drawing on research literature, the concept of learning community is applied to the virtual classroom by taking on the issue of how best to design and conduct an online course that fosters community among  ...  Drawing on research literature, the concept of learning community is applied to the virtual classroom by taking on the issue of how best to design and conduct an online course that fosters community among  ...  Social Equality A third factor that influences the growth of community is social equality.  ... 
doi:10.4000/dms.2685 fatcat:5gppqz2utnf6rm2qhov2yqowg4

Connecting Global Learners Using eLearning and the Community of Inquiry Model

Kimberley Garth-James, Brina Hollis
2014 American Journal of Educational Research  
The findings provide a glimpse into proprietary virtual global learning, and reveal how it affects the process of student engagement, reflection, and exploration of concepts for application to the real  ...  The Community of Inquiry (CoI) model based on the social constructivist theory of John Dewey (1938), and evaluated by Randy Garrison, Terry Anderson, and Walter Archer (2000) , indicates that virtual learning  ...  The study examined the social presence principles of the Community of Inquiry model in an online proprietary university using three virtual formats, traditional (term), Per Course or student directed,  ... 
doi:10.12691/education-2-8-15 fatcat:v56dkljw2fgktervz3llw6qtpi

Online forum discussion interactions as an indicator of student community

Shane Dawson
2006 Australasian Journal of Educational Technology  
As discussion interactions are automatically captured and reported, the data provides an indication of the degree of community developing among the student population at a specific snapshot in time.  ...  <blockquote>Given the current diversity of communication tools at an educator's disposal, what role (if any) does the discussion forum play in the development of a strong sense of community among students  ...  However, the data deriving from this investigation do illustrate that the degree of social interplay between students, and students and teaching staff, is an influencing factor in facilitating community  ... 
doi:10.14742/ajet.1282 fatcat:6bhudi4ixfgvdp6jnh45rwtssy

Improving Classroom Communication: The Effects of Virtual Social Training on Communication and Assertion Skills in Middle School Students

Maria Teresa Johnson, Aimee Herron Troy, Kathleen Michelle Tate, Tandra Toon Allen, Aaron Michael Tate, Sandra Bond Chapman
2021 Frontiers in Education  
Additionally, the feasibility and effects of an eight-session, virtual social training were analyzed.  ...  This study examined the relationship between teacher identification of socially at-risk adolescents and baseline student social competency levels.  ...  Lastly, generous contributions of time and expertize from researchers, clinicians, and neuroscientists brought their scientific minds together and helped pave the way for this and future projects.  ... 
doi:10.3389/feduc.2021.678640 fatcat:b4mepjzu4rcynnv6hgbkdv37r4

Homophily of Network Ties and Bonding and Bridging Social Capital in Computer-Mediated Distributed Teams

Y. Connie Yuan, Geri Gay
2006 Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication  
Homophily of network ties was examined in terms of demographic and social characteristics, including gender, race, geographic location, and group assignment.  ...  Further analysis of bonding ties with people of the same group and bridging ties with people from different groups showed that bonding social capital can exert significant influence on performance.  ...  The authors thank Barry Davidson and Tony Ingraffea for their work on the design and data collection in the project.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1083-6101.2006.00308.x fatcat:yo3hrvxt7jawlk37x2jp4xn7mq

Building and Sustaining Community in an Online EdD Program

Ray R. Buss, Leigh Graves Wolf
2021 Impacting Education Journal on Transforming Professional Practice  
In this essay, we have described how we build and sustain community in our online EdD program. Initially, we discussed our understanding of community and its influence on our efforts.  ...  s Community of Inquiry, and Morris and Stommel's Critical Digital Pedagogy—and how those frameworks helped to shape our efforts in building and sustaining an online community.  ...  Notably, group cohesion involved building social relationships, which have influenced students' interaction and persistence in doctoral programs (Kumar & Dawson, 2018) .  ... 
doi:10.5195/ie.2021.192 fatcat:2w3ikryzovax7ia4rejowwynba
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