Chapter 4Getting to Know Your Faculty and Peers

Learning is social. Get to know the people in your course. Your professor, teaching assistants, and fellow students will help you understand concepts and serve as sounding boards for your ideas. This chapter will (1) help you understand different online communication channels; (2) ensure you know how to join online conversations; and (3) show you how to engage with your classmates. In time and with practice, having conversations online will feel like second nature.

Communication Modes

Communication takes different forms in online courses; to be successful, you need to understand these communication modes and channels. Communication modes include written, visual, recorded audio/video, and live ...

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