It Takes a (Digital) Village: Contextual Community for Online Learners

Wednesday, October 31 | 12:30PM–1:30PM MT | Board 604, Poster Area, Exhibit Hall B-E
Session Type: Poster Session
Delivery Format: Poster
Students engage in a world where they rely on the power of community. Communities formed by technology power how we interact and make decisions and provide a sense of belonging. Learn how Indiana University implemented a dynamic, contextualized community for prospective and current students in online programs to increase student success.

Outcomes: Discuss technology's role in providing student-centered experiences for fully online learners * Reflect on the importance of communities to contribute to online student engagement and persistence * Compare IU Online's use of community to your own approach in onboarding and supporting online students


  • Chris Foley

    Associate Vice President & Director of Online Education, Indiana University
  • Gunkel Gunkel

    Associate Vice Chancellor and CIO, University of California, Riverside
  • Joanna Ray

    Principal eLearning Services Consultant, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
  • Julia Sanders

    Senior Managing Director: Professional, Continuing, & Online Education, Purdue University