Community

Hamsterdam as a metaphor for building online communities

The story of Hamsterdam, which is one man's attempt to transform a black market into a quasi-legal, regulated market, is one of the most memorable arcs from The Wire's five seasons. The narrative imparts a valuable lesson about the various dimensions of the ongoing struggle against illegal drugs. But looking back on it, the Hamsterdam account also provides some helpful guidance into building an online community.

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Community

Social spontaneity in online learning communities

Before being in the press for contested reasons, Houseparty was an overnight sensation. Millions gathered spontaneously with their friends to carry out their usual social activities on the app. Can we replicate this spontaneity in online learning communities?

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Online Courses

What will online education look like after the pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in schools being shut all across the world. Education has changed dramatically with the much anticipated rise of e-learning. Is EdTech is on a soul-searching journey again, now that lockdown measures are easing?

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Online Courses

How to explain things better in your online course

When creating your online course, you may need to break down a complex idea into simpler terms. In what follows, we've included a list of recommendations that can help you present your explanations better.

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