Building Community in an Online Environment

Building Community in an Online Environment

Co-facilitators: Sian Christie (Management Studies), Kelly Figueroa-Ray (Religion), and Jimena Maida Colindres (student)

Description: This workshop will be an interactive and participatory learning experience to explore a variety of ways to build community in your hybrid or online classroom.  By the end of the workgroup participants will incorporate, adapt, and receive feedback on ideas and strategies for their own syllabi, plans, and pedagogies that they will incorporate into their Fall hybrid courses.

Key Themes and Foci:
longitudinal and spontaneous group work
— creating multiple levels of accountability
— setting a classroom environment conducive for community
— communication and online tools – and making sure everyone knows how to use them
— peer and self-review
— cooperative learning practices
— making class fun