Community building activities

Equity Unbound teamed up with OneHE to develop open educational resources for online community-building

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Maha Bali is undertaking research to discover how educators are using these open resources from Equity Unbound/OneHE. Click the button to find out more and to participate.    

Community Building Online Learning Path

In a series of new videos, Equity Unbound present strategies for creating online communities built on principles of equity and care that produce learning spaces in which all students can flourish

Why is building a sense of community important?

Watch the welcome video below to find out why Equity Unbound is creating and curating free community building activities for educators

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How to use these resources

Each of these resources includes a video or text demonstrating or describing the activity or exercise for community-building. We also include descriptive text, slides you can reuse/adapt where relevant, and links to additional resources. We also show you how much time, what kind of resources you need, and different variations on the activity to help you adapt it for your purposes.

Important: Any technique can block some people out, make them feel unwelcome, or be used in a way that privileges some and makes it harder on others. All of these techniques should be used in conjunction with pedagogies of care and what we call Intentionally Equitable Hospitality

As you watch/read any of these, please let us know:

  1. If you find that the activity is not hospitable to a certain group.
  2. If you try an adaptation of this activity, or try it as is and have interesting results to share, please contribute your adaptation/reflection.
  3. If you have an activity or resource that you want to contribute.

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Biographies of curators of activities

Nadine
America University in Cairo, Egypt
Ms. Jen's Headshot
Educator, speaker and consultant, USA
Karina Alonso_photo
American University in Cairo, Egypt
Azza
American University in Cairo, Egypt
maha
American University in Cairo, Egypt
susan
University of Notre Dame, USA
FikryBoutros
America University Cairo, Egypt
Kate Bowles Headshot 2[2]
University of Wollongong, Australia
Scott-Bowyer
Nagoya University of Foreign Studies, Japan
autumm
University of Michigan – Dearborn, USA
Felecia-Caton-Garcia_cropped
Central New Mexico Community College, USA
sarah-crowson-2-600x600
Hereford College of Arts, UK
Arley Cruthers
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada
Sayyed Daifallah_photo
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO, EGYPT
lyse
National Health Service, UK
Noha-El-Rawy_photo-e1622531916418
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO, EGYPT
Noha-El-Sebaie-Picture-e1620587447222
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO, EGYPT
Alex Fink
USA
Ahmed Gebaly_photo
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO, EGYPT
lauragibbs
University of Oklahoma, USA
Jenna-Goddard-EU
Thompson Rivers University, USA
helm_photo
UNIVERSITY OF PADOVA, ITALY
Maya Hey
Concordia University in Tiohtià:ke, Canada
Rebecca Hogue EU
University of Massachusetts-Boston, USA
mays
Pima Community College, USA
Carolyn-Ives-EU
Thompson Rivers University, USA
remi
University of Colorado Denver, USA
Headshot Roberta
Western Washington University, USA
Heather Kretschmer
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
Amena-Magdy
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO, EGYPT
Irene Maweu 2018
e/merge Africa
Hoda Mostafa_Headshot (1)
American University in Cairo, Egypt
Jasmina Najjar
American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Sarah Neuwirth_image
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO, EGYPT
Tina Pippin2
Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia (USA)
patrice
Harvard Graduate School of Education, USA
Isabel Rodriguez_photo
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO, EGYPT
ahmed-shalaby_1-e1620381462649
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO, EGYPT
Sarita
University of Washington-Bothell, USA
Sarah Silverman
University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA
Clarissa
Central New Mexico Community College, USA
sherri
American International School Vienna, Austria
Frank-Tontala-e1621859245348
AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO, EGYPT
DianaVarma_photo
Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada
Michael Weinraub Bio Photo Cropped
Bureau of Resilience and Food Security of USAID, USA
Heather-Wright_photo
University of Texas-Austin, USA
Mia
Kean University, USA

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