Consider what you find most engaging and stimulating about the classroom experience. Certainly, the act of learning plays a paramount role in your enjoyment, and in students’ success. However, lively interaction and exchange of thoughts and opinions can turn a fairly satisfying class into one that you and your students attend with great eagerness and anticipation.

Now picture an online course. What benefits could you gain by developing community among your students? How might a strong sense of community within the class build up their levels of motivation, engagement, and willingness to apply themselves during activities, assignments, and other learning opportunities?

Today, we invite you to share your thoughts regarding the benefits of creating community in the online course, by taking our simple survey. If you would like to expand upon your thoughts, we invite you to do so in the comments below.