Can You Create Learning Communities Online?
Beckie Supiano, The Chronicle of Higher Education
As part of it reopening plans, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is developing something that was hard to achieve during this spring’s remote instruction: social connection.
Called “Carolina Away,” the initiative will target up to 1,000 students who are unable to return to campus. The plan is to allow them to learn together in high-quality, digital sections of key courses in the general education curriculum, participate in small group experiences, and engage in learning communities that focus on the impact of COVID-19.