More students are learning online than ever before, and while researchers have demonstrated that learning online can be as or more effective than learning onsite, there are challenges for students in online courses, including feelings of isolation. Intentionally planning for and supporting community in online courses can help overcome these challenges. In this essay, I argue for the importance of creating community online, draw from research to support my claims, and provide practical strategies for community building in online courses.
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