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Building Community in the Online Classroom (Part One)

February 10, 2022 @ 12:00 pm 12:45 pm

Research shows that a student’s sense of belonging is a key factor in educational success. In this interactive workshop series, we will look at how to cultivate student belonging by establishing and promoting classroom community. Through a series of individual and breakout group activities, we will discuss the challenges of building community in an online environment, and share best practices to overcome these barriers. We will also identify opportunities for community building that only an online format can afford.

In Part One, we will focus on building a trusting relationship between instructor and student.

Register for Part One, Part Two or Both Zoom sessions. (for ETOM and MCO members)


Dr Taz Daniels

We are pleased to announce that our first speaker will be Dr. Tazin Daniels. You may know her as @ThePedagologist on Twitter. Dr. Daniels is an educational developer, consultant, and coach with over 15 years of experience in higher education and over a decade of experience preparing instructors to teach online. Her background in Medical Anthropology gives her a unique perspective on how to create equitable and engaging online spaces in the midst of a global pandemic.

Dr. Daniels has published on several topics including inclusive teaching and online teaching in Teaching Anthropology, New Directions in Teaching and Learning, and To Improve the Academy. Currently, she is an Assistant Director at the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching at the University of Michigan, and runs ThePedagologist.com, a platform to connect with educators and educational developers committed to improving online education everywhere.