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Strategies for Enhancing Student Interactivity in an Online Environment

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College Teaching Volume 54, Number 1, ISSN 8756-7555


The number of online courses being offered by postsecondary institutions has increased dramatically and consequently an increasing number of faculty are faced with teaching online courses. Students demonstrate more positive attitudes and higher levels of performance when online classes are highly interactive, but many faculty about to embark in online teaching are not aware of the techniques available to increase the level of interactivity in online courses. This article describes how to establish an interactive online learning environment and provides strategies for increasing student interactivity.


Durrington, V.A., Berryhill, A. & Swafford, J. (2006). Strategies for Enhancing Student Interactivity in an Online Environment. College Teaching, 54(1), 190-193. Retrieved May 24, 2019 from .

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