Leveraging the Power of Online Learning to Facilitate Quality Degree Completion
Activities for Building Community Online
Sarah Barnhardt, Associate Professor, The Community College of Baltimore County
I am an Associate Professor in ESOL at the Community College of Baltimore County and have been teaching blended and online for five years. I have QM certification and a certificate from UMUC in online instructional design.
Chester Gates, Adjunct Faculty, The Community College of Baltimore County
Chester has been teaching English and Reading for over 15 years. He has completed training in teaching online and has an active online presence in all of his classes.
Community promotes a sense of belonging, which provides motivation and encouragement for successful course completion. Presenters will demonstrate techniques such as reciprocal teaching and formative assessments and the use of online applications like community maps, wikis, Brainshark, and vokis for building community and social presence in blended and online learning.
Learning Objectives
Learn the importance of community online to increase successful course completion.
Learn how to incorporate interactive applications in their courses.
Learn how to create engaging interactive community projects in their courses.
Audience: Faculty 
Audience: Administrator
Audience: Instructional Designer