Instructor Perspectives on Community Building

In this video from SUNY Online, instructors share their perspectives on developing community in their online courses.

This module consisting of three lessons (listed on the right hand navigation) introduces you to some strategies in building and fostering connections among students. Getting to know one another, encouraging student discussions and social presence, and getting your students working with each other are considered key strategies. “Taking an online course should be more than sitting in front of a computer – real engagement involves becoming a part of the community of learners.” – Donovan (2015)

A group of instructors in the following YouTube video (4:05) share their thoughts on developing community in their online courses.