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Goal: Foster Academic Community

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on November 5, 2007 at 2:44:43 pm

The Goal:


"To clearly and continuously communicate our mission and values in all that we undertake, and to foster a strong sense of community on campus in pursuit of academic excellence."




From Downes:


Probably the greatest misapplication of online community in online learning lies in the idea that a community is an adjunct to, or follows from, an online course. This is perhaps most clearly exemplified by the existence in itself of online class discussions. It is common to see the discussion community created with the first class and disbanded with the last. The community owes its existence to the course, and ends when the course does.


Unfortunately this approach also discourages cross-course and cross-disciplinary discussion. It also locks out participants outside of our campus -- and engaging with people outside your walls is crucial to to healthy community. Even more absurdly,


The Solution:


We will build accessible, visible, and public spaces for discussion that allow academic engagement with on and off campus participants.

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