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Based on solid research and extensive experience, the book is filled with suggested methods, illustrative case scenarios, and effective ...
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.
"The authors have taken the mystery out of the critical concept of presence by providing the theory that supports its importance and simple techniques to make it happen. Instructors who read this book will be able to develop effective online learning communities and achieve desired learning outcomes."
—Rena M. Palloff and Keith Pratt, program directors and faculty, Teaching in the Virtual Classroom Program, Fielding Graduate University
"Lehman and Conceição blend hands-on experience, research, and a collection of practical tips to provide every online instructor with strategies for 'being there.' If you want to bring the real you into your online classes and take your online teaching to the next level, this is the book to read."
—Chip Donohue, director of distance learning, Erikson Institute
"This book provides a practical and interactive model to help readers reflect on why and how they can guide online and blended learning activities, characterized by a personal 'sense of presence.'"
—Alan B. Knox, professor, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison
About the Authors.
ONE The Role of Presence in the Online Environment.
Why Is It Important to Understand Presence?
Creating a Sense of Presence.
What We Know About Presence.
Presence as the Result of Our Perceptual Process.
TWO Ways in Which Presence Can Be Experienced.
Types of Experience.
Modes of Presence.
Dimensions of the Learner.
The Being There for the Online Learner Model.
THREE Designing Your Online Course with a Sense of Presence.
Determinants of Presence.
Framework for Designing Online Courses with a Sense of Presence.
Getting Yourself "There" for Your Online Course.
Getting Your Learners "There" for Your Online Course.
FOUR Activities That Create a Sense of Presence in Your Online Course.
Before the Course Begins.
During the Online Course.
End of the Course.
How to Know If Presence Is "There" in Your Online Course.
FIVE Are You Here or There? Making Sense of Presence.
Case 1. Getting to Know You and Your Course.
Case 2. Second Life Participation and Blogging.
Case 3. Creating a Web-Based Training Course as a Team
Creating a Syllabus with a Sense of Presence.
Final Thoughts and Future Directions.
Appendix 1: Training Resources.
Appendix 2: Online Course Design Resources.
Appendix 3: Sample Syllabus.
Defi nitions of Terms.