Creating a Sense of Presence in Online Teaching: How to "Be There" for Distance Learners (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 5, 2010 - Education - 160 pages
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How can faculty create a strong e presence for their online classes? This volume highlights the need for creating a presence in the online environment. The authors explore the emotional, psychological, and social aspects from both the instructor and student perspective. It provides an instructional design framework and shows how a strong presence contributes to effective teaching and learning. Filled with illustrative examples and based on research and experience, the book contains methods, case scenarios, and activities for creating, maintaining, and evaluating presence throughout the cycle of an online course.
  

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Contents

What We Know About Presence
4
Summary
12
Dimensions of the Learner
20
FIGURES
22
3
30
Getting Yourself There for Your Online Course
37
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38
EXHIBITS
47
During the Online Course
65
How to Know If Presence Is There in Your Online Course
84
Second Life Participation and Blogging
99
Training Resources
113
Definitions of Terms
129
18
137
TABLES
141
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Rosemary M. Lehman is a partner in eInterface with twenty years of experience at Instructional Communications Systems, University of Wisconsin-Extension where she was a distance education specialist and led the Learning Design and Outreach Team. She is coauthor of 147 Practical Tips for Synchronous and Blended Technology Teaching and Learning.

Simone C. O. Conceição is an associate professor in the School of Education, Department of Administrative Leadership, at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the editor of Teaching Strategies in the Online Environment from Jossey-Bass and coauthor of 147 Practical Tips for Teaching Online Groups: Essentials of Web-Based Education.

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