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5.2. Creating a Community of Learners

Creating a Community of Learners

A mixed group of animals at a watering hole. Giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, birds.

In your online course, you will find that your students comprise a mix of ages, socio-economic status, ethnicity, English-proficiency, sexual or gender identity, ability, and geographic location. Despite all their differences, your students are coming together for the purpose of learning. Students will be more successful in your course if they feel that they are in a safe, welcoming space where they are appreciated as individuals. Here are some things you can do to help build a sense of community that is open and welcoming to all students.

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