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A student perspective

Consider the student perspective on building a sense of community.

Having reflected on your own teaching practice in the previous task, let’s now consider the student perspective on building a sense of community.

Your task

Watch the video in which Nikki, a part-time undergraduate degree student, shares her views on the importance and impact of developing a sense of community when studying online.
Then, share your reactions to the video in the comments section.
You might want to reflect on some of the following prompts:
  • What surprised you, if anything, and why?
  • Do Nikki’s views mirror or differ from those of your own students? How?
  • As a student yourself, what do you expect your tutors to do to create a sense of community?
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