Facilitating student connections and study partners during periods of remote and online learning

Jadrian Wooten, Wayne Geerling, Nicola Thomas

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We outline an early-semester social activity designed to engage students with course material at an early point in the semester, but also to foster social and academic connections. Social engagement among students has been shown to have a positive impact on learning and the move to remote and online teaching has placed students in an environment lacking social opportunities. We provide formal and informal feedback of the events as well as extensions for additional social events that could be completed throughout the semester.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Economics Teaching
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • social event
  • remote teaching
  • online teaching
  • student engagement

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