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The Savvy Student's Guide to Online Learning by Ted Bongiovanni, Kristen Sosulski

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Chapter 5Participating in Your Online Course

In this chapter, we’ll discuss how online participation differs from in-class participation. We’ll show you how it works, where it takes place, and finally present some tips for making thoughtful contributions.

What is Online Class Participation?

In on-site classes, participation means raising your hand, speaking up, asking questions, offering answers, participating in discussions and more. Participation is more impromptu on site than in an online course. Participating in an online class involves interacting with your professor and peers in digital spaces during structured time periods. Without classroom hours, you could feel a little disconnected from your school, class, instructor, and peers. ...

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