Video title: Learning Communities at Loyola
Topic(s): Learning Communities
Search terms: video learning communities at Loyola
Time (of video): 2:58
Posted by: Loyola University Chicago
Date posted: March 13, 2012
Video Description: Explore conditions that foster a learning community environment. Students see the benefits of this kind of synergy.
Question/writing prompt: What factors help students build academic confidence? What aspects of the learning community appeal to you?
1. Easing Transition Objective: Students gain some familiarity with learning communities.
Show the video from 0:56 to 1:10. Have students identify reasons why learning communities help individuals acclimate and transition to college. Write the ideas on the board. Discuss.
2. Academic Benefits Objective: Students learn about the benefits of learning communities.
Show the video from 1:10 to 1:24. In groups, ask students to identify how students benefit academically from learning communities. If your students are participating in a learning community, ask them to share specific examples of such benefits. Then, come up with two ways that these benefits could be replicated on campuses without formal learning communities.