OTC14 - Familia Online: Overcoming the Isolation of Online Learning

Author(s): Coronado, Marc ,Author(s): Hernandez, Mia ,Author(s): Alvarez, Michelle Nunez
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How do you create a sense of community in an online class? Student retention and success are directly linked to student engagement, but unfortunately, online classes can sometimes lack the human touch that these nurtures connections. This workshop is offered by three De Anza Community College students who created and continue to mentor for a high-tech/high-touch online class w here we build relationships through the use of the familia concept, a commitment to service learning, and by using socia