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· Give specific useful instructions to the students
o “Rather than expecting that students will automatically adapt to a new and perhaps confusing low-structure online environment, online instructors may need to scaffold students to succeed in that environment by providing clear expectations and instructions, as well as by using activities and processes that explicitly teach metacognition, system knowledge, and self-efficacy (Hannafin, Hill, Oliver, Glazer, & Sharma, 2003).”
· Help build an authentic persona
o “A sense of ‘social presence,’ or the projection of an authentic persona that connects to others involved in the course, correlates strongly with online student course satisfaction, performance, and retention (Boston et al., 2009; Gunawardena & Zittle, 1997; S. Y. Liu, Gomez, & Yen, 2009; Picciano, 2002; Richardson & Swan, 2003).”