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Creating Presence & Community in Online Courses

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Crystal Weisner 

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Course Description

Developing an online course in which learners feel connected to content, peers, and the instructor is critical to developing an effective and engaging online learning experience. As such, this session will focus on applying strategies and developing activities focused on developing community and a sense of presence. Discussions and activities will focus on strategies for facilitating engagement, presence, and community. Particular attention will be paid to sharing ideas and strategies, as well as identifying evidence-based pedagogical approaches.

Terry McClannon, Leadership & Educational Studies

Krista Terry, Leadership & Educational Studies

Amy Cheney, Leadership & Educational Studies

About the Course

Learning Community: Center for Academic Excellence (FAD)
Workshop Type: Technology

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the role and importance of developing community and presence in online courses.
  • Identify approaches for translating face to face activities to online courses.
  • Discuss and identify approaches for developing engaging activities and strategies that develop community and enhance a sense of presence.


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