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From Teacher to Facilitator: Top 10 Tips for Online Facilitators


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Online instruction is fundamentally different from in-class instruction. While online instruction offers learners anywhere, anytime access and the ability to self-pace, the lack of face-to-face contact with instructors can be isolating. Online instructors/facilitators are encouraged to actively seek out ways to create dialogue, foster interactions, and build virtual learning communities.

To avoid running into barriers that lower student engagement and participation, it is important to adapt to the students in your class and use various tools within your technology to keep them on the path to success.

This one-pager discusses a few ways that this can be done, including:

  • Encouraging active participation
  • Question rather than lecture
  • Making information bite-size
  • Set clear goals, rules and expectations


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