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Strategies to Promote Communication Online



A sense of community must be created in the Virtual Classroom in order for effective learning to occur. The discussion element of an online course plays a critical role in creating and sustaining this sense of community.  In fact, the synergy of the discussion is probably the most important learning tool of an online course. Successful online instructors use strategies to help create an online environment in which participants feel eager to contribute and comfortable with the demands and pace of the online discussion. Follow these links to learn more about what you can do to promote communication online:


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