chapter  3
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Contemporary campus-based online learning

Student engagement happens in educational contexts. These contexts are important, because they shape the possibilities, limits and patterns of engagement. While the educational fundamentals remain the same, learning at a large commuter institution is likely to look different to learning in a small liberal arts college, and these are likely to differ again depending on whether each campus has a metropolitan or rural location. Conversations about student engagement cannot ignore context, or the systems and dynamics which shape the environments in which students learn.