I’m interested in developing online spaces for student learning and collaboration throughout their university careers. I’m imagining an interactive space that students can access as needed to supplement research instruction, learn about and discuss digital tools in their disciplines, plus [your activity idea here].
Currently, these types of communities might be created in Blackboard or other learning management systems for specific courses, but I’m interested in developing them for specific majors, especially interdisciplinary programs.
Let’s work out this idea together:
Has anyone developed these types of communities (library-based or based on majors, interdisciplinary programs) or have examples?
What platforms are best for hosting these types of communities?
What is the role of the community builders (librarians, subject faculty): facilitator, guide on side, info provider, discussion leader, respond to questions?