Community

Community

Embracing the decline of a community

Developing an engaged online community is increasingly becoming a crucial business driver. When done well, it becomes a strategic moat that is difficult to replicate. However, over time, communities can also decline in value because of several reasons. What is the best way of dealing with this when it happens?

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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

The importance of community in online courses

Over the last year, we have seen the emergence of cohort-based courses (CBCs). Like traditional face-to-face college-based courses, CBCs have a fixed number of learners who work through a programme together led by an instructor. What opportunities does this create for instructors who want to create online courses with embedded communities?

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Online Courses

How do I find an audience for my online course?

If you’ve already tried to create your own course you’ll know that it’s not a simple case of 'build it and they will come'. A better approach involves finding your audience first, but how does one go about doing that?

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