Cover of CIN Evaluation and Impact Report titled: Building Belonging with InScribe at Rio Salado College

Building Belonging with InScribe at Rio Salado College


The College Innovation Network (CIN) evaluated how virtual student communities can promote student belonging at Rio Salado College in Fall 2021.

Our analyses show that students who engaged with RioConnect (the virtual community built with InScribe) reported greater belonging and greater peer connectedness over the course of the six-week study period than students who had not engaged with RioConnect.

The research results shared in this report show how an education technology product designed for community building can promote student belonging and peer connectedness. The creation of a virtual community afforded students a new opportunity to share resources, offer support, and find others like them despite learning in an online, dispersed environment.

Learn more about this research by downloading the report