7 Recommendations for Creating a Connected, Collaborative, Supportive Online Learning Environment

“We, as humans, are social beings. Whether we are going to communicate in an online environment or face-to-face, we like to have contact with each other,” says Karyn Holt, associate clinical professor and director of online quality in the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University, paraphrasing the social learning concept that underlies her approach to online learning. “We're trying to blur the line in the online environment so that it looks very similar to face-to-face learning.”

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