Practical Guide for Facilitating Online Courses
	William Miller, Pioneer Analytics LLC
	Lorrinda Khan, University of Alabama at Birmingham
	Vivian Lynn, Kean University 
	Doreen McGunagle, Global Strategic Management Solutions

This paper discusses the importance of the facilitatorís interaction 
with the student in an online course.  An essential piece to the success 
of the class in a distance learning environment is the ability of the 
facilitator to create a community of learners linked through a supportive 
social climate.  This allows students to engage effectively in 
learning-oriented discussions.  The key component of an online course 
is the collaboration in the online community between the facilitator 
and the learner

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