Community Building

Community Building

Principle 2: Design in opportunities for community building

Provide opportunities for students to create connections with other students, with staff, and with others (e.g. employers, internationally) in person on-campus and online in the virtual learning environment.

Possible approaches

What you can do

  • use supported discussions;
  • ensure sufficient time is provided for students to interact with one another (e.g. icebreakers, think-pair-share activities);
  • use group work;
  • active peer-to-peer and student-staff interactions;
  • explore opportunities for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL);
  • use the Virtual Learning Environment to promote interaction and collaborative learning to complement any live or synchronous sessions.