The toolkit has been designed for tutors who are engaged with online and distance education who are interested in understanding and developing Sense of Belonging (SoB) for their learners.
Purpose of this toolkit
The toolkit is aimed at tutors and course teams who are interested in developing Sense of Belonging (SoB) for students engaged in online distance learning. It contains practical suggestions for online tutors about how to develop Sense of Belonging, opportunities to learn from others, a tool to help with evaluating and reflecting on Sense of Belonging and a short synthesis of relevant literature.
The toolkit was created by a project team comprising of staff from five higher education institutions in Scotland: the University of Dundee, Edinburgh Napier University, the Open University in Scotland, Queen Margaret University and the University of the Highland and Islands. Funding for the work was provided by QAA Scotland as part of their Enhancement Theme Collaborative Cluster programme.