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Communities

Online Instruction Learning Communities

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LearningTimes
According to its website, LearningTimes is the “largest and fastest growing free community of education and training professionals with numerous opportunities to collaborate with colleagues online.” Among other networking opportunities, it has a discussion boards, Webcasts, and listservs.
SITE (Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education) Community Forums
An online international forum of researchers, developers, and practitioners in schools, colleges, and universities with an interest in advancing technology and teacher education (see community welcome page).
Sloan Consortium
According to the Sloan Consortium home page, “Membership in the Sloan Consortium provides knowledge, practice, community, and direction for educators. Originally funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Sloan-C is now a non-profit, member sustained organization. Join with Sloan-C to lead higher education in meeting social needs for affordable access, quality innovations, and teaching and learning excellence.” Guest membership has limited access but is still worthwhile.
Second Life Educators
According to the description provided, “This list is for educators interested in or currently using Second Life, and we will be using it to send out information we feel is of interest to educators and academics. This list is also an opportunity for all of you to communicate with each other, to find new colleagues and to share your experiences using Second Life for education. Please feel free to send email to the list if you'd like to connect with other people.”