As with most things in life, several paths can be taken to reach a goal.This paper will present one approach to developing and managing a successful on-line learning experience for students. Successful on-line courses include the following 5 elements: " know" your students; realize that your primary role is facilitating learning by management, not teaching; use various media for sharing information with the students; use multiple grading oppurtunities and types; and be responsive - be very responsive to student's questions. The proof that this approach is successful is five years of student comments- through formal course evaluations and informal e-mails of appreciation. I believe this approach can be applied to traditional on-campus courses, as well.
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Wolcott, Scott, "On-line learning: One successful approach" (2006). Accessed from
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