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Community in Online Courses
Creating Videos or Podcasts
Breaking students into smaller groups can help facilitate conversation
If you want to have assignment or discussion leaders during certain times, make sure to let them know ahead of time
Figure out when you are going to be available to students to answer questions and hold virtual meeting times
Create a Hub
Set netiquette rules and enforce them
Make sure students understand how the course will work and what to expect!
Require discussion participation - specifically responding to other student's posts!
Use student introduction post assignments to give students a chance to get to know one another!
Encourage students to ask questions of each other and the instructor
Integrate social media that students already use daily!
Existing Learning Communities
The impact of online learning on students’ course outcomes: Evidence from a large community and technical college system
Adaptability to Online Learning: Differences across Types of Students and Academic Subject Areas
From Moodle to Facebook: Exploring students' motivation and experiences in online communities