ERIC Number: ED492785
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
The Emergence of Social Presence as an Overlooked Factor in Asynchronous Online Learning
Reio, Thomas G., Jr.; Crim, Susan J.
Limited studies on social presence in online learning do not lend themselves to understanding its effects on adult learning. Research indicates a heightened need for examining the relationship between social presence and perceived learning and satisfaction as well as retention in online courses. Incorporating social presence into online courses might promote better learning. Further research on learning in an online environment is necessary to guide educators in delivering the best educational environment.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A