Online Collaborative Learning Communities: Twenty-One Designs to Building an Online Collaborative Learning Community


(Paperback, 160 pages, $35)

Author: Chih-Hsiung Tu

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited (

This book provides effective and comprehensive guides for educators interested in integrating online collaboration into their instruction. The text offers practical guidelines that are based on effective, current theories, as well as on the extensive online teaching experience of the author. The book details 21 effective designs with guidelines, strategies, examples and tips to assist readers in designing their own online collaborative learning community regardless of grade level or delivery system (online, face-to-face or mixed).

This article originally appeared in the 04/01/2005 issue of THE Journal.