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Colleges Need to Build Digital Quads to Support Social Learning for Online Students (EdSurge)

"The act of talking with others—having social debates and conversations—is key to human learning, and this 'social learning' has now become an important tenet of teaching and learning."—Source: EdSurge

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Students need a place to convene with their peers. Physical campuses have social hubs — the bucolic quad where students hang out and get to know each other between classes. How can we craft a similar space for online students? EdSurge takes a look.