How to Create Peer to Peer Engagement Online in a Hybrid Course

One of the common pitfalls in online course design is not creating opportunities and engagement for students to discuss, critique and learn from one another in the online environment.

I will avoid this in my hybrid class by:

  1. Emphasizing the importance of peer to peer learning in the course syllabus and explaining to the students that this is will be an important component to the course experience and one of our core learning methods.
  2. Designing graded assignments that require students to collaborate, discuss and present as a shared experience online — in process and presentation.
  3. Utilizing online tools that allow students to explore, practice and understand how different platforms, deliveries and methods of creating a ‘shared work experience’ will enhance their learning and inform their practice.
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