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Clarifying the Instructor's Role in Online Distance Learning

Communication Education Volume 52, Number 2, ISSN 0363-4523


Explores communication processes that affect the roles of the online distance learning (OLD) instructor. Notes that many communication skills required of the ODL instructor are similar to those needed for effective classroom teaching. Finds that the online instructor's role does require a paradigm shift regarding instructional time and space, virtual management techniques, and the ability to engage students through virtual communication. (SG)


Easton, S.S. (2003). Clarifying the Instructor's Role in Online Distance Learning. Communication Education, 52(2), 87-105. Retrieved April 23, 2019 from .

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