Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of working with
approximately 300 faculty who have developed and taught their first online
course. One of the concerns I frequently hear from instructors considering
teaching online is that they will lose the interaction and sense of community
they have with their students when they teach face-to-face. That doesn’t have
to be the case; many online instructors successfully create a sense of
community in their courses. There are a variety of definitions of community. Most
include wording or phrases such as “having something in common,” “feelings of
being connected,” “shared goals or aspirations,” and “regular interaction.”
This article will explore seven strategies faculty can use to promote and
increase community in the online environment.
1. You serve as the role…
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