Culminating Project Title
Fostering Students’ Sense of Belonging in Online Asynchronous Courses through Social Media
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Information Media - Information Technologies: M.S.
School of Education
Yun Claire Park
Debra K Japp
Creative Commons License
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Keywords and Subject Headings
Social Media, Online Education, Students Sense of Belonging, Twitter, Facebook, Sense of Belonging, Online Presence, Online Community
Social media was found to have a significant impact on the development of sense of belonging in online education. Sense of belonging is an important factor concerning academic settings and yielding effective results. Various studies have examined the role of sense of belonging in online courses and have found it to be significant in nurturing student motivation and achieving better academic results. Creating a better sense of belonging in students via social media counters the lack of active interaction in asynchronous classrooms and helps in improving retention and overall results.
Khan, Shah R., "Fostering Students’ Sense of Belonging in Online Asynchronous Courses through Social Media" (2020). Culminating Projects in Information Media. 27.