Dr. Courtney LaLonde and Dr. Belma Sadikovic recently presented a session titled Creating Collaborative Learning Communities in Asynchronous Courses at the STAR Symposium.

Drs. LaLonde and Sadikovic shared their framework for fostering collaboration and active learning in online asynchronous courses. Through systematic planning that focuses on faculty-faculty, faculty-student, and student-student interaction, they described key elements of synchronous instruction that they incorporate into course design and delivery in order to build and foster connections, relationships, and community in online classrooms.

Both Dr. LaLonde and Dr. Sadikovic are Assistant Professors of Curriculum & Instruction in the School of Teaching & Learning at Minnesota State University Moorhead.