Here is a small selection of literature related to the topic online communities and webbased learning, and guides how to build a community:

Building Online Communities:

  • Amy Jo Kim: Community Building on the Web: Secret Strategies for
    Successful Online Communities,
    Peachpit Press, Apr 2000

  • Cliff Figallo: Hosting Web Communities: Building Relationships,
    Increasing Customer Loyalty and Maintaining a Competitive Edge,

    John Wiley & Sons, Sep 1998

  • John Hagel III, Arthur G. Armstrong: Net Gain: Expanding Markets
    Through Virtual Communities,

    Harvard Business School Press, Mar 1997

  • Jenny Preece: Online Communities: Designing Usability, Supporting Sociability,
    John Wiley & Sons, Sep 2000

  • Chris Werry, Miranda Mowbray: Online Communities: Commerce, Community Action,
    and the Virtual University,
    Pearson Education, Dec 2000

  • Stacey E. Bressler, Charles E. Grantham Sr.: Communities of Commerce: Building
    Internet Business Communities to Accelerate Growth, Minimize Risk,
    and Increase Customer Loyalty,
    McGraw-Hill Trade, June 2000

  • Margaret Levine Young, John R. Levine: Poor Richard's Building Online Communities:
    Create a Web Community for Your Business, Organization, Club, or Family,

    Top Floor Pub, July 2000

  • Karla Shelton, Todd McNeeley: Virtual Communities Companion,
    The Coriolis Group, Aug 1997

  • Derek M. Powazek: Design for Community: The Art of Connecting Real People
    in Virtual Places,
    New Riders, 2001

  • Michael Schrage, Tom Peters: Serious Play. How the World's Best Companies
    Simulate to Innovate,
    Harvard Business School Press, 1999

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Online Collaborative Work:

  • Lisa Kimball: Intranet Decisions: Creating Your Organization's Internal Network,
    Miles River Press, Mar 1997

  • Jessica Lipnack, Jeffrey Stamps: Virtual Teams: Reaching Across Space, Time,
    and Organizations With Technology,
    John Wiley & Sons, May 1997

  • Maureen James, Liz Rykert: Working Together Online,
    IDRC Books, Aug 1997

  • Dori Digenti: The Collaborative Learning Guidebook,
    Learning Mastery Press, June 1999

  • Toru Ishida: Community Computing: Collaboration over Global Information Networks,
    John Wiley & Sons, July 1998

  • James L. Creighton, James W. R. Adams: Cybermeeting: How to Link People
    and Technology in Your Organization,
    AMACOM, Jan 1998

  • Mary O'Hara-Devereaux, Robert Johansen: Globalwork: Bridging Distance, Culture,
    and Time,
    Jossey-Bass May 1994

  • Meg Hartzler, Jane E. Henry: Tools for Virtual Teams: A Team Fitness Companion,
    American Society for Quality, Sep 1997

  • Margery Mayer: The Virtual Edge: Embracing Technology for Distributed Project Team Success,
    Project Management Institute, Feb 1999

  • Deborah Jude-York, Lauren D. Davis, Susan L. Wise: Virtual Teaming: Breaking the Boundaries
    of Time and Place,
    Crisp Pubns, Oct 1999

  • Raymond Grenier, George Metes: Going Virtual: Moving Your Organization into the 21st Century,
    Prentice Hall PTR, Oct 1995

  • Martha Haywood: Managing Virtual Teams: Practical Techniques for High-Technology
    Project Managers
    , Artech House, Oct 1998

  • Deborah L. Duarte, Nancy Tennant Snyder: Mastering Virtual Teams: Strategies, Tools,
    and Techniques That Succeed,
    Jossey-Bass, Mar 1999

  • Jon Udell: Practical Internet Groupware, O'Reilly & Associates, Oct 1999

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Online Classrooms and Distance Learning:

  • Rena M. Palloff, Keith Pratt: Building Learning Communities in Cyberspace:
    Effective Strategies for the Online Classroom,
    Jossey-Bass, Apr 1999

  • Barbara Kurshan: Educator's Guide to Electronic Networking: Creating Virtual Communities,
    DIANE Publishing Co, June 1994

  • Gilly Salmon: E-moderating: The Key to Teaching and Learning Online,
    Kogan Page Ltd, Apr 2000

  • Rena M. Palloff, Keith Pratt: Lessons from the Cyberspace Classroom: The Realities
    of Online Teaching,
    Kogan Page Ltd, Mar 2001

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Online Communities and Information Systems:

  • Putnam, R.D.: Bowling alone: The collaps and revival of American Community,
    Simon & Schuster, New York 2000

  • Ishida, T: Isbister, K.: Digital Cities, Lecture Notes on Computer Science,
    V. 1765, Springer- Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg New York, 2000

  • Gurstein, M.: Community Informatics: Enabling Communities with Information and
    Communication Technologies
    Idea Group Publishing, Hershey London 2000

  • Preece, J.: Online Communities- Designing Usability, Support Sociability
    Wiley, Chichester, 2000

  • Rheingold, H.: The Virtual Community: Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier,
    Revised Edition, MIT Press, Cambridge London, 2000

  • Hafner, K.: The Well: A story of love, death & real life in the seminal online community,
    Caroll & Graf Publishers, New York, 2001

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Practical approaches:

  • Surman, M.; Wershler-Herny, D.: Commonspace,, London, 2000

  • Wenger, E.: Communities of Practice, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1998

  • Earnshaw, R. et al.: Fontiers of Human-Centred Computing,
    Online Communities and Virtual Environments,
    Springer-Verlag 2001

  • Tönnies, F.: Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft, Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, Darmstadt, 1935

  • Schuler, D.; Stone, M.: New Community Networks: Wired for Change,
    Addison-Wesley Publishing Co, 1996

  • Cohill, A.M.; Kavanaugh, A.L.: Coummunity Networks: Lessons From Blacksburg, Virginia,
    Artech House, Norwood, 2000

  • Bruhold, J.; Merz; Wagner, J.:, MI, 2000

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Sabrina M. Steinfels 2003-10-09