The Digital Learning team will be offering monthly faculty workshops for remote and online teaching during the fourth week of each month.
Connecting Beyond the Virtual Classroom: Building a Sense of Community at the Program Level
Student success has long been linked with a student’s involvement in a learning community. In addition to building a group atmosphere within individual online classes, it is critical to also foster a strong sense of community at the program level. But how are meaningful connections possible when students and faculty are dispersed? Melissa Cast-Brede, Ph.D, and Erica Rose, Teacher Education faculty members, will outline some of the strategies the online library science program has utilized to encourage a sense of a community among virtual students and faculty in order to ensure that "dispersed" does not equal "disconnected."
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.