Develop or Revise Online Course
In the face-to-face classroom, students often interact with one another as an ordinary part of the learning experience. They chat before and after class, they participate in group discussions and lab experiments, and they build relationships through study groups and other course-related interactions. In the online classroom, however, the loss of student-to-student proximity means that instructors must explicitly include design elements that foster meaningful student interactions. This can include formal activities that capitalize on the “anytime, anywhere” nature of online learning in order to create student-to-student engagement, as well as informal activities that rely on sound pedagogy to cultivate the feeling of community among students.