This ECAR research bulletin discusses the use of student-developed social contracts to support a vital online community of inquiry. In blended classes—which combine co-present and web-mediated interaction—contracts that address both settings are particularly effective. This bulletin provides examples of successful student social contracts and describes students’ views on the impact of the social contract on their learning.
Citation for this Work: Sieber, Diane E. “Teaching with Social Networks: Establishing a Social Contract” (Research Bulletin 10, 2010). Boulder, CO: EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research, 2010, available from http://www.educause.edu/ecar.