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The defining difference between distance (online) and face-to-face courses is not the use of digital tools, but the fact that students and faculty and do not meet in a the same physical space. This lesson will help you develop effective learning practices for your courses through highlighting similarities and differences between face-to-face (F2F) and distance education. Consider the following scenarios and how they might be handled different in face-to-face and digital distance courses.
<aside> 💡 Scenario 1: Aisha has been successful in her online astronomy course through the midterm. After the midterm, her work schedule changed and she is struggling to complete the labs because she works the nights she is required to do nighttime observations. She wants to propose doing that she do observations on different nights than the nights listed in the homework. Check which options do you think would be best for Aisha. Write down why you made your choices.
<aside> 💡 Scenario 2: Joseph is taking three distance digital (online) courses this semester. Two of his courses send him constant reminders about what is due. Joe receives no reminders about what is due from his third course, so he assumes he is doing ok. At the midterm, Joe discovers he has a "D" in his third course and is angry no one told him. What can Joe do to ensure he is more successful in the second part of the semester? Write down at least three actions Joe can take?
<aside> 💡 Scenario 3: Abdi shares a computer with his brother for his distance digital courses. Both brothers need to do research and write many papers for their courses. What actions will help Abdi and his brother make best use of their computer? Write down at least three actions the brothers can take.
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