Online Learning Update

June 11, 2019

7 Strategies to Promote Community in Online Courses

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:03 am

By: Brian Udermann, Faculty Focus

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.

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