Create an online introduction discussion forum

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Build peer-to-peer relationships

In face-to-face classes, interactions occur spontaneously, but in online courses, you must design productive interactions in advance (Nilson & Goodson, 2018). Meaningful student interactions, in both synchronous and asynchronous online courses, encourage student engagement and persistence. “Student-to-student interaction helps create new learning. It’s not enough for students to work with your content. It’s not even enough for students to work with you. They must work with each other, too, to learn and succeed in our online classes.” (Darby & Lang, 2019, p. 81).

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