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I gave it thought that we can become scripted on the information we provide. I have learned that the more we envovle the learner in their learning as far as giving them responsibility, they more effective the information is on sticking.

Online teaching brings all sort of challenges with students. I learned the importance to be prepared and to expect the unusual. Students are human and tend to behave differently. No matter what, there will be those who can never be satisfied. 

Teaching important materials in a synchronous format is not recommended. Participating by the instructor in the discussions form is essential. 

In the absence of the face-face interaction, it's important to make the students that they are cared for and that I am aware of what they do and their goals. The short bio about everyone, including the instructor, is very helpful. 

I learned the importance to be very familiar with CMS. Students should feel very comfortable when surfing through the materials posted. 

Keep updated on technology and access for students. Be creative in providing activities.

Student is responsible for their own learning - I am just there as their coach. Engage them in thinking.

I would like to know what  WEB BASED TOOLS FOR INTERACTION others have found successful, especially if it is a course without live lecture or specific times one needs to be present.

Similar to the above comments it reiterated the importance of consistency in every part of the course. Also reinforced that content should be relevant, well paced and add to the understanding of objectives.

I like the recommendations on how to deal with the different types of disruptors during online learning. As a brand new instructor, these types of recommendations are extremely helpful to me.

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