Ellie Knapton and Vanessa Gee talk with a youth development specialist about just how effective online “affinity spaces” are in supporting youth engagement.
According To Gee & Hayes,how Do Online “affinity Spaces” Support Learning?
Here’s a look at the Gee & Hayes Lounge in West Hartford where students can meet educators with common interests (thanks to Scott Dredge for the photo! *sorry, our buxom assistant editors didn’t like it that way)
Annual cost: $90 for 4.5 hours: How do Online “Affinity Spaces” Support Learning?
As students, we’re all bombarded with classes, student magazines, social media, all sorts of opportunities for a chance to make meaningful connections and a boost in our educational experience. With the rise of online learning, it’s no wonder that interest from faculty in ways to facilitate that growth in ways other than traditional seminars is growing. A new national survey by K-124 released today found that more than a third of educators believe this growth is both beneficial and possible. Among the ways they say online collaboration can be supported is by aligning curricula, increasing degree completion rates, and providing students with experiential experiences.