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

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-08-30
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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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.

Author Biography

Rosemary M. Lehman is a partner in elnterface 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. Conceio 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.

Table of Contents

List of Figures, Exhibits, and Tablesp. v
Prefacep. vii
About the Authorsp. xiii
The Role of Presence in the Online Environmentp. 1
Why Is It Important to Understand Presence?p. 2
Creating a Sense of Presencep. 3
What We Know About Presencep. 4
Presence as the Result of Our Perceptual Processp. 6
Understanding Presencep. 7
Summaryp. 12
Ways in Which Presence Can Be Experiencedp. 13
Types of Experiencep. 15
Modes of Presencep. 18
Dimensions of the Learnerp. 20
The Being There for the Online Learner Modelp. 21
Summaryp. 24
Designing Your Online Course with a Sense of Presencep. 25
Determinants of Presencep. 26
Framework for Designing Online Courses with a Sense of Presencep. 30
Getting Yourself "There" for Your Online Coursep. 37
Getting Your Learners "There" for Your Online Coursep. 40
Summaryp. 41
Activities That Create a Sense of Presence in Your Online Coursep. 43
Before the Course Beginsp. 45
During the Online Coursep. 65
End of the Coursep. 77
How to Know If Presence Is "There" in Your Online Coursep. 84
Summaryp. 93
Are You Here or There? Making Sense of Presencep. 95
Getting to Know You and Your Coursep. 95
Second Life“ Participation and Bloggingp. 99
Creating a Web-Based Training Course as a Teamp. 104
Creating a Syllabus with a Sense of Presencep. 109
Final Thoughts and Future Directionsp. 109
Training Resourcesp. 113
Online Course Design Resourcesp. 115
Sample Syllabusp. 117
Definitions of Termsp. 129
Referencesp. 133
Indexp. 137
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