Informal Gatherings

Create informal opportunities for your students (with or without you) to convene virtually to talk about the class and their work. They could use Skype’s group chat capability or a streaming audio/video service which allows for multiple participants. If you’ve opened your class up to outside voices, you may want to invite those individuals to occasionally drop by. If you’re concerned about students not taking “ownership” of these experiences, you might assign a leader (or two) each time to choose a discussion topic, lead the discussion, invite outside participants, etc.

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