Creating Community in EdD Programs during COVID-19: Challenges, Strategies, and Opportunities

  • Alyson Adams University of Florida
  • Gage Jeter University of Florida
Keywords: community, online learning, social presence


Building community in online EdD programs can be a challenge, and the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of doing so. In this essay, we will situate community building within the larger Community of Inquiry framework and focus on the element of social presence. By understanding more about the various aspects of social presence, faculty who design and deliver online programs can build stronger learning communities with and for their EdD students.

Author Biography

Alyson Adams, University of Florida

Clinical Associate Professor


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How to Cite
Adams, A., & Jeter, G. (2021). Creating Community in EdD Programs during COVID-19: Challenges, Strategies, and Opportunities. Impacting Education: Journal on Transforming Professional Practice, 6(2), 1–4.