Learning Communities

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What Defines a Learning Community?

  • Linked courses (two or more) with common assignments and projects
  • Supportive classroom environments that encourage study groups
  • Classes that are typically scheduled on the same day, back-to-back
  • Simultaneous enrollment in all classes making up a particular learning community

How Do Learning Communities Help?

  • By establishing a sense of community with classmates and instructors
  • By increasing student learning as a result of connecting courses
  • By promoting more active learning through collaboration

Why be in a Learning Community?

  • To have a better chance for success in college courses
  • To have more instructor support
  • To increase the likelihood of getting accepted into a competitive-entry program