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dc.contributor.advisorResta, Paulen
dc.creatorLuetzelschwab, Mark John, 1970-en
dc.description.abstractThis study describes common online facilitator strategies of seven expert online facilitators and compares these facilitators' decision-making processes to general strategies and characteristics of experts in other domains. Specifically, this study focuses on how expert online facilitators decide to communicate with discussion participants for the purposes of increasing participant knowledge and skills in college-level online courses. Seven expert online facilitators -- identified by authoritative figures -- detailed their decision-making and composition process. Common facilitation strategies emerged from the interview data and contextual information. These common strategies were compared with characteristics and strategies of experts in other domains. Analysis of the data indicates that the participating facilitators: (a) share common decision-making strategies, and (b) demonstrate characteristics that align to characteristics of experts in other domains.en
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.subject.lcshDistance education--Computer-assisted instructionen
dc.subject.lcshInternet in educationen
dc.subject.lcshEducation, Higher--Computer-assisted instructionen
dc.titleApproaching expertise in facilitation of asynchronous online discussions in college coursesen
dc.description.departmentCurriculum and Instructionen

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