This book is particularly valuable for educators with minimal knowledge of online learning… The authors have included everything needed to build a strong, successful online course.”
(Adult Learning Magazine Volume 19, Numbers 1&2, Winter and Spring 2008)
" . . .the authors' central premise is that a collaborative learning community is the best vehicle for distance education." (Journal of Continuing Higher Education, Fall 2007)
"There will be a range of 'ah ha' moments for the reader working with students in building online learning communities." (NACADA, Nov 20, 2007)
"This book captures the essence of a successful virtual learning experience for both students and teachers. Palloff and Pratt share valuable insights that only expert practitioners could so clearly explain."
—David Wicks, director of instructional technology, Seattle Pacific University
"As the physical and virtual worlds converge to become the 'real world' of teaching and learning, communities play increasingly important roles in bridging distances and differences. This book underscores the real value that communities bring to distributed learning experiences, and gives readers plenty of guidance and advice for creating communities that connect, engage, and inspire."
—Ellen Wagner, senior director, WW eLearning Solutions, Adobe Systems
"This book is a must-read for faculty who truly want to help students understand and apply knowledge, and thus prepare for life in the twenty-first century. Palloff and Pratt have reaffirmed their roles as educational leaders in the development of online learning communities, reminding us of the significant benefits of such communities to learners at all levels."
—Jack A. Chambers, executive director, Office of Organizational Learning Services, Florida Community College at Jacksonville
It came way before the anticipated date. I needed this for a class I was taking, and it came right before I needed it.Published 18 months ago by Tambo
Excellent training manual for teachers making the transition to the digital field. It examines the concepts of how really different on-line Instructor participation is required to... Read morePublished 19 months ago by HazMatMike
After a master's in distance education, I'm taking a "practical" course on how to teach online, and this book addresses a lot of the issues. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Carol Cron
For the past year, I have participated in a program in online learning and leadership. The program has been excellent and has far exceeded my expectations. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Amanda Hillyer
With all the text materials available, Palloff & Pratt's Building Online Learning Communities ... may as well have wordless pages. That is about what one may learn from the book. Read morePublished on January 5, 2012 by Skeeter
Pratt and partner need to go away. They need to take their long-winded profiteering asses and return to whatever dreadful pit in which they were spawned! Read morePublished on March 21, 2011 by Angry Prof