Academic Experience - Online Student Communities

Online student communities

Connecting you to other WGU students

As a WGU Washington student, you will have access to two kinds of online student communities: learning communities and program communities. Each of these communities provides you with a different level of support and gives you the opportunity to interact with faculty and other students.

Program Communities

Program communities are focused on building relationships between students and faculty. You can connect with fellow students and faculty members on all things about your degree program. Primarily, program communities focus on:

  • Expanding your knowledge in your overall field of study
  • Industry research and current events
  • Networking between students and faculty

Click here to see an image example of a Program Community

Learning Communities

You will be assigned and automatically enrolled into learning communities that correspond with the assessments for your term. These communities provide a virtual space in which subject-specific information can be obtained to develop competency. The learning communities focus on:

  • Development of competence
  • Small group learning sessions that support cooperative learning
  • Academic help

Click here to see an image example of a Learning Community

Note: Learning communities are not designed to be used for obtaining answers for specific questions on objective assessments or performance tasks.

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