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 learnerWinter 2007: Volume 11, Issue 4
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