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Best Online Practices for Professors and Students

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Online education is a growing trend and will continue to grow as financial pressures weigh on the higher educational system and newer technology becomes available. Dr. Barr and Dr. Miller (2013) discuss the nature of online education, what makes it work, and the responsibilities of students. The study provides a stronger understanding of the framework for online education and how student learning is fostered through best practices.   Online education will continually adjust through its development process to market needs. It is first beneficial to describe what distance learning is. According to Kearsley and Moore (2012) distance learning entails both geographic differences and interactions between students and teachers. It follows the same Socratic methods as face-to-face learning but relies on technology and virtual communication methods. Technology enhances the reciprocal nature of communication. Online students are a little different than traditional students and