Authentic Learning Experiences to Build Community in the Blended Classroom

ID: 50002 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Teresa Coffman, University of Mary Washington, United States
  2. Mary Beth Klinger, College of Southern Maryland, United States

Tuesday, November 15 10:00-10:20 AM Location: Whitney View on map

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Abstract: This paper examines community building in the blended learning classroom and the social and cultural implications of providing authentic learning experiences. In two blended classrooms at two different academic institutions, community building and engagement were studied as best practices to facilitate inquiry and creative discovery of the world in connection with and between others. An authentic project was completed in both courses with results indicating classroom community existed, along with a social and learning environment.


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