Hello colleagues, We know how important it is to foster a sense of community in our face-to-face classrooms. However, some of the ways we do so are not readily transferable to a remote classroom. This seems especially true if we are not meeting with learners synchronously. How are you creating a sense of community when your class is mostly or entirely asynchronous?
If you are meeting synchronously with learners these days, what techniques have you found effective in the online space for maintaining a sense of community?
(For those who may be interested, here's an article by Leah Henry in which she outlines some ideas for fostering a strong virtual community.)
Take care, Susan Finn Miller
Moderator, Teaching & Learning CoP