Online Book Clubs as an Instructional Tool
           Tamara M. Walser, University of North Carolina Wilmington
ABSTRACT  
This article describes an action research study of the effectiveness of online 
book clubs as an instructional tool for a Master of School Administration 
technology course. Data included student surveys, self-assessments, and book 
club posts. Findings indicate that online book clubs were effective overall. 
Specifically, the online book clubs facilitated a learning community, the readings 
were beneficial, and students increased knowledge and skills related to course 
content and longer-term professional development. Findings also included specific 
book club procedures that were effective as well as needs for procedural improvement.

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