ERIC Number: ED564072
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Student-Teacher Interaction in Online Learning Environments
Wright, Robert D., Ed.
As face-to-face interaction between student and instructor is not present in online learning environments, it is increasingly important to understand how to establish and maintain social presence in online learning. "Student-Teacher Interaction in Online Learning Environments" provides successful strategies and procedures for developing policies to bring about an awareness of the practices that enhance online learning. This reference book provides building blocks to help improve the outcome of online coursework and discusses social presence to help improve performance, interaction, and a sense of community for all participants in an online arena. This book is of essential use to online educators, administrators, researchers, and students. After a foreword by Greg Jones and a preface by the editor, the following chapters are included: (1) Social Presence in Culturally Mediated Online Learning Environments (Vidya Ananthanarayanan); (2) Examining Design Pattern Strategies as a Means to Achieve Social Presence in the Online Classroom (Araminta Matthews and Robert M. Kitchin, Jr.); (3) Increasing Research Students' Engagement through Virtual Communities (Maria Limniou, Clare Holdcroft, and Paul S. Holmes); (4) Cultural Inclusivity in Online Learning (Karen L. Milheim); (5) Fostering Interaction and Social Presence through eCollaboration (Patricia McGee and Jooyoung Voeller); (6) The Value of Social Presence in Developing Student Satisfaction and Learning Outcomes in Online Environments (Michael Marmon); (7) Building Social Presence through Engaging Online Instructional Strategies (Sara K. Mitchell and MaryFriend Shepard); (8) Bridging the Social and Teaching Presence Gap in Online Learning (Bei Zhang); (9) Digital Identity, Social Presence Technologies, and Presence Learning (Chaka Chaka); (10) Pre-Service Teachers Engaging with Twitter as a Professional Online Learning Environment (Narelle Lemon); (11) Leveraging Web 2.0 for Online Learning (Prerna Lal); (12) Strategies for Establishing and Sustaining Social Presence in the Online Learning Environment (Credence Baker, Sarah Maben, and Jennifer Edwards); (13) Technology Readiness and Social Presence in Online Higher Education (David R. Abraham); (14) Creating a Culture of Engagement (Katherine Erdman Becker); (15) Using a Distributed Learning Environment Model to Foster Learner-Educator Interaction (Pamela A. Havice and William L. Havice); (16) Planning, Designing, Implementing, and Managing Social Presence in Online Programs and Online Classes (Kartikeya Patel); and (17) The Human Element MOOC (Whitney Kilgore and Patrick R. Lowenthal). A compilation of references, information about the contributors, and an index are included.
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Online Courses, Computer Mediated Communication, Technology Integration, Interaction, Educational Technology, Distance Education, Virtual Classrooms
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Researchers; Students
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