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Aurora Institute

Report

Examining Communication and Interaction in Online Teaching

Authors: Allison Powell, Amy Scheick, Cathy Cavanaugh, Daryl Diamond, Donna Scribner, Julia Van der Molen, Michael K. Barbour, Raymond M. Rose, Regina Brown, Susan Lowes

Organizations: iNACOL

Issues: Issues in Practice, Support Professional Learning

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How do communication and interaction work in an online teaching environment? This document answers this question, drawing on quality online teaching literature, school policies regarding online teaching practices, and professional development programs for online teachers.

Online teaching is a complex professional practice. In addition to content knowledge and pedagogical skills, online teachers must be qualified in methods of teaching content online. Examine this report for deeper insights into communication and interaction strategies for online teaching.