Options for building remote and hybrid student community

By | July 31, 2020
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Course activities need to offer chances for students to interact with each other.

One of the keys to successful online and hybrid learning is to create learning communities and collaboration. Simply posting course materials and videos won’t create effective learning experiences alone.

Effective online learning starts when students engage with the materials and gain knowledge, but can only continue when they interact with each other and build intellectual, social communities, for example, by being part of group work, discussion, collaborative creation, and conversation. So it’s vital to think about ways to create communities and maximize engagement in your online or hybrid course.

Here are some activities and tools available to LSA that you may find useful to provide opportunities for engagement in both your synchronous and asynchronous teaching:

  • Discussion
  • Collaborative Annotation Video
  • Presentations and Reviews 
  • Polling 
Author: News Staff

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