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How communication really works in online learning communities

How Communication Really Works in Online Learning Communities

In my previous post, we explored how the technology that facilitates online education has been useful in helping students build relationships with each other. But with the lack of “social cues” like body language and voice intonation in things like discussion board conversations, it may cause one to wonder just what it is that makes communication …

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Absence of Face-to-Face Communication is One of the Benefits of Online Learning

With the arrival and widespread adoption of the Internet as a venue for higher education, students are communicating far differently than they would in a traditional classroom setting. Asynchronous communication—where participants do not need to be directly available to exchange information, but rather respond at their own convenience—is the norm when it comes to online …

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