Presentation Title

Being Silent: Importance of Online Social Presence

Presenter Information

Massey Services Inc.

Location

Conrad

Start

1-17-2018 10:00 AM

End

1-17-2018 10:30 AM

Short Description

Helpful ways for instructors to promote social presence in an online classroom instead of being silent.

Abstract

Instructor social presence in online learning stimulates the whole eLearning experience, enhances learners-instructors interactions, and improves learners to learners activities as well. Social presence is one of the hot trends in research among scholars and practitioners in the eLearning field. Studies on distance learning supports the assumption that instructor-to-student, and student-to-student social presence interaction is a critical component of learning, and an important factor in learner satisfaction, which leads to learning effectiveness.

Social presence is so much more than the instructor posting a bio and hopes of developing an online presence, but they are not uncommon. Instructors cannot see who may be sleeping, doing other work or confused about the material in an online classroom. Online instructors need to be seen and create that social presence.

Is it possible for instructors to create a sense of social presence in an online class, while not being physically there? This snap shot presentation will give you helpful ways to promote social presence in your online classroom environment and stop being silent, but social presence.

Format

Snapshot Presentation

Institutional level targeted

Higher Ed

Moderator

Gabriela Mendez, NSU

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Jan 17th, 10:00 AM Jan 17th, 10:30 AM

Being Silent: Importance of Online Social Presence

Conrad

Instructor social presence in online learning stimulates the whole eLearning experience, enhances learners-instructors interactions, and improves learners to learners activities as well. Social presence is one of the hot trends in research among scholars and practitioners in the eLearning field. Studies on distance learning supports the assumption that instructor-to-student, and student-to-student social presence interaction is a critical component of learning, and an important factor in learner satisfaction, which leads to learning effectiveness.

Social presence is so much more than the instructor posting a bio and hopes of developing an online presence, but they are not uncommon. Instructors cannot see who may be sleeping, doing other work or confused about the material in an online classroom. Online instructors need to be seen and create that social presence.

Is it possible for instructors to create a sense of social presence in an online class, while not being physically there? This snap shot presentation will give you helpful ways to promote social presence in your online classroom environment and stop being silent, but social presence.