First Advisor

Upton, Gary


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

Master of Education


School of Education and Counseling

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access



Number of Pages

60 pages


In this research project, the author compares the traditional learning environment to the online learning environment from a facilitators' perspective. Since there can be ambiguity in the instructor's role and function in an online environment, this research project represents an attempt to provide a concise, applicable list of effective strategies that instructors new to the online environment can utilize when teaching online. The strategies are based on methods and techniques utilized by instructors/researchers who have spent years in the field of higher education researching topics such as distance education, independent learning, and online education.

Date of Award

Fall 2006

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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