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Template: Building Online Learning Communities Creating an Online Learning Community

Teaching Online Module 2, Session 1: Building an online community of learners Use this template to guide you through some general aspects of building an online learning community. Download and save this template for your own reference. What are some of the main issues you think your students might be facing being new to an online learning environment? Description:

How will you prepare students to be effective, respectful, responsible, active and ethical members of an online learning community? How will you communicate your expectations? Description:

This resource was created by University College Falmouth and released as an open educational resource for University College Falmouth for the Learn to Teach Online course. The free Learn to Teach Online course is funded by University College Falmouth's Learning and Teaching Enhancement Programme. 2012 University College Falmouth

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How will you enable learners to take personal control of their own development? What support will be provided? Description:

What guidance, arrangements, resources and strategies will be available to students who may, for whatever reason, be at a disadvantage in their learning development? Description:

How will you demonstrate ethical, respectful and supportive ways of working online? Description:

This resource was created by University College Falmouth and released as an open educational resource for University College Falmouth for the Learn to Teach Online course. The free Learn to Teach Online course is funded by University College Falmouth's Learning and Teaching Enhancement Programme. 2012 University College Falmouth

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Licence. When repurposing this resource please acknowledge the B4EE project.

How will you help and/or prepare your online students to explore ways of learning? Description:

How will supervise the activities of your online students in discussion forums, etc? Description:

What guidance will be provided to them before they engage in online learning activities? When will this information be provided? Description:

How will you demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to the educational needs of students? Description:

This resource was created by University College Falmouth and released as an open educational resource for University College Falmouth for the Learn to Teach Online course. The free Learn to Teach Online course is funded by University College Falmouth's Learning and Teaching Enhancement Programme. 2012 University College Falmouth

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Licence. When repurposing this resource please acknowledge the B4EE project.

How will you observe and give feedback on aspects of your learning communitys performance and behaviour? How will you monitor this? How often? Description:

How will you demonstrate an awareness of the differences between individual learners? How will you approach your online learners in a way that is appropriate to their personality, age, nationality, etc.? Description:

This resource was created by University College Falmouth and released as an open educational resource for University College Falmouth for the Learn to Teach Online course. The free Learn to Teach Online course is funded by University College Falmouth's Learning and Teaching Enhancement Programme. 2012 University College Falmouth

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Licence. When repurposing this resource please acknowledge the B4EE project.