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ERIC Number: EJ1001716
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1492-3831
Emotional Presence, Learning, and the Online Learning Environment
Cleveland-Innes, Martha; Campbell, Prisca
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, v13 n4 p269-292 Oct 2012
In spite of evidence that more and more students are engaging in online learning experiences, details about the transition for teachers and students to a new learning environment are still unconfirmed. While new technologies are often expected to make work easier, they also involve the development of new competencies. This change may, in itself, elicit an emotional response, and, more importantly, emotion may impact the experience of online learning. Knowledge about the impact of emotion on learning broadly is available, but not about emotion and online learning. This study presents evidence of emotions present in online environments, and empirical data which suggests emotional presence may exist as a fundamental element in an online community of inquiry. (Contains 2 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A