Join Dr. Aimee Whiteside to discuss her keynote address and a chapter she co-authored for the book Social Presence in Online Learning: Multiple Perspectives on Practice and Research (2017). This will be an interactive session in which participants will be encouraged to ask questions and share their thoughts about the keynote and the 8-page chapter “Overcoming Isolation Online: Strategies to Enhance Social Presence in Practice,” freely available at https://sty.presswarehouse.com/sites/stylus/resrcs/chapters/162036509X_otherchap.pdf. We will brainstorm together how to adapt face-to-face teaching strategies to support students who struggle with isolation and disconnectedness in online learning environments. Participants will be asked to share their teaching practices for enhancing connectedness, organizing learning environments, building community, creating authentic learning experiences, providing feedback, and designing with assessment in mind. All conference attendees will be invited to join an online reading club using Padlet and Hypothesis that will be available during and after the session to discuss the chapter. At the session, instructions will be provided for using the tools, and facilitator Liz du Plessis will be on hand to help. Join us!