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ERIC Number: EJ1053010
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2357
A Theoretical Framework and Model towards Media-Rich Social Presence Design Practices
Elwood, Susan; McCaleb, Karen; Fernandez, Mary; Keengwe, Jared
Education and Information Technologies, v19 n1 p239-249 Mar 2014
Educators are seeing rapid developments in online instruction with regard to not only available technologies, but also in design and teaching practices. Developing and maintaining social presence in an online environment is paramount to the success of a learning environment. This article touches upon some historical perspectives of social presence and proposes a theoretical framework and design guide towards media-rich social presence practices for future research. The design guide in this article adds to the historically text-based social presence applications by posing media-rich, higher-level thinking questions based upon a grounded theoretical framework.
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Language: English
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