Live: Why Can’t We Be Friends? Building Community in Online Courses (EP:20)

Live: Why Can’t We Be Friends? Building Community in Online Courses (EP:20) 
With  Stacy Craft M.Ed. 

Educators Central Live Studio – Sometimes fostering community can be an element  that gets overlooked or addressed as a second tier concern when designing and developing online learning.  However, community is an essential component of a fully realized virtual learning experience.  Join Stacy Craft in the recording of this special live event to learn more about the elements of community as well as strategies to mitigate isolation and build community in online courses.

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Tidbits to Stay Connected – Dr. David Joyner on Building Community in Online Courses

Community Building in Online Learning


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