12 The Community is the Curriculum

Moving to teaching online could mean thinking of the community as the curriculum. Encouraging the participation of learners with other professionals in their field as (part of) the curriculum in your course. This could mean that learners are engaging with ongoing research in the field, or reading new research as it develops. The goal is to develop the literacies of your field.


Find the online presence of a number of experts in your field. Incorporate their social presence into your course.

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