Building and Evaluating Community: Before, During, and After Online Learning

November 2019



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Session Description: One challenge of online learning is creating and sustaining a sense of community for participants. Utilizing peer feedback is a successful model to overcome this barrier. In this workshop, attendees will (1) discuss strategies to encourage peer-to-peer interaction and build a social presence throughout online learning; (2) share practices that promote inclusion; and (3) identify action steps for implementation. In this interactive session, attendees will examine the strategies employed by the Postdoc Academy, who is building an online professional development program through a Massive Open Online Course series. The team will share successes and failures around building and sustaining an inclusive community.