ERIC Number: EJ1154042
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
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How Do You Build Community and Foster Engagement in Online Courses?
Dolan, Joanne; Kain, Kevin; Reilly, Janet; Bansal, Gaurav
New Directions for Teaching and Learning, n151 p45-60 Fall 2017
This chapter reviews research linking the importance of community in increasing engagement in online courses from an interdisciplinary perspective. Additionally, we identify applicable teaching strategies that focus on the important elements of community building, namely teaching, social, and cognitive presence.
Descriptors: Online Courses, Communities of Practice, Learner Engagement, Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Strategies, Social Cognition
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