You may well have a faculty member who also teaches in the classroom. But teaching online is different--the teacher knows that he/she must serve more as a guide or resource for their online students and less like a distributor of information. And students become explorers and sharers of new knowledge. Your teacher will use the course web site to deliver lectures, course materials, discussion questions and assignments. You'll use the site to ask questions, submit short assignments and participate in discussions. Remember, you'll have to take the initiative of asking questions or letting your teacher know if you're having problems, as he/she can't see your face!