Methods that encourage interaction between a
facilitator and a learner
AET 541 Team A
Have clear objectives for the course, encourage participation,
keep discussion threads going by using questions that
Be self-directed learner, submit work on time, participate in
discussions, participate within teams, and dedicate time to
promote critical thinking, contribute special knowledge or
insight on discussion threads, maintaining group harmony,
praise good discussion responses this promotes future
discussions, Do not ignore bad discussion responses or dis
respectful responses respond to these with student individual
in private, be objective, make the class reading material
relevant within discussion threads. (Zane, 1995).
The instructor should be flexible and include humor in his
delivery, which creates a warm, inviting course environment.
Additionally, the instructor should maximize participation to
enhance community and empower learners to take charge
(Yan, and Cornelious, 2005).
complete assignments. (Annemieke, 2008).
Additional responsibilities for the learner would include
openness, which is in regard to the willingness to be open
about personal details of one’s life, work, and other
educational experiences. The learner should empower the
willingness to work collaboratively (Palloff, and Pratt, 2005).
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