Creating a Sense of Presence in Online Teaching: How to

Creating a Sense of Presence in Online Teaching: How to "Be There" for Distance Learners / Edition 1

by Rosemary M. Lehman, Simone C. O. Conceicao
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0470564903

ISBN-13: 9780470564905

Pub. Date: 08/30/2010

Publisher: Wiley

This important new resource shows how a strong sense of online presence contributes to greater student satisfaction and retention. The authors explore the psychological and social aspects of online presence from both the instructor and student perspective and provide an instructional design framework for developing effective online learning.

Based on solid

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This important new resource shows how a strong sense of online presence contributes to greater student satisfaction and retention. The authors explore the psychological and social aspects of online presence from both the instructor and student perspective and provide an instructional design framework for developing effective online learning.

Based on solid research and extensive experience, the book is filled with suggested methods, illustrative case scenarios, and effective activities for creating, maintaining, and evaluating presence throughout an online course.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470564905
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/30/2010
Series:
Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching and Learning Series, #18
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,251,598
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures, Exhibits, and Tables v

Preface vii

About the Authors xiii

1 The Role of Presence in the Online Environment 1

Why Is It Important to Understand Presence? 2

Creating a Sense of Presence 3

What We Know About Presence 4

Presence as the Result of Our Perceptual Process 6

Understanding Presence 7

Summary 12

2 Ways in Which Presence Can Be Experienced 13

Types of Experience 15

Modes of Presence 18

Dimensions of the Learner 20

The Being There for the Online Learner Model 21

Summary 24

3 Designing Your Online Course with a Sense of Presence 25

Determinants of Presence 26

Framework for Designing Online Courses with a Sense of Presence 30

Getting Yourself "There" for Your Online Course 37

Getting Your Learners "There" for Your Online Course 40

Summary 41

4 Activities That Create a Sense of Presence in Your Online Course 43

Before the Course Begins 45

During the Online Course 65

End of the Course 77

How to Know If Presence Is "There" in Your Online Course 84

Summary 93

5 Are You Here or There? Making Sense of Presence 95

Case 1 Getting to Know You and Your Course 95

Case 2 Second Life® Participation and Blogging 99

Case 3 Creating a Web-Based Training Course as a Team 104

Creating a Syllabus with a Sense of Presence 109

Final Thoughts and Future Directions 109

Appendix 1 Training Resources 113

Appendix 2 Online Course Design Resources 115

Appendix 3 Sample Syllabus 117

Definitions of Terms 129

References 133

Index 137

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