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Instructional Strategies: Face-to-face and On-line

How would instructional strategies be different in a face-to-face modality versus an online instructional modality? Assume you have the same goal and objectives.

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Practically, instructional strategies serve the same use both for face-to-face and online instructional modes. Generally, all instructional strategies should address all the three domains of learning: Cognitive, Psychomotor and Affective domains. Regardless of the specific teaching strategy to be used, the instructional process should observe the same lesson instructional processes: Introduction, Procedure (including activities) and Evaluation.

There are just some few differences in the two modalities. More often the advantages of the face-to-face instruction are the disadvantages of the online instruction, and vice versa.


In a face-to-face instruction, i can directly observe students' behavior or reactions, may they be oral or body language. Hence, even if i have planned my lesson for the day with a particular strategy and activities to present my lesson, if the classroom atmosphere has become uncomfortable, and my plan seems ...

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Goals of instructional strategies; differences in the use of instructional strategies for face-to-face and on-line instruction; advantages and disadvantages of the face-to-face and on-line teaching modalities.