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E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2002 (2002) pp. 2039–2042
This paper discusses navigation strategies affecting the interactivity of a graduate level course's asynchronous online discussion with a focus on the development of a learning community and knowledge building. This qualitative analysis reports on...
The Role of Social Presence in Online Courses: How Does it Relate to Students’ Perceived Learning and Satisfaction?
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2001 (2001) pp. 1545–1546
Research has demonstrated that social presence not only affects outcomes but also student, and possibly instructor, satisfaction with a course (Moore, Masterson, Christophel, and Shea, 1996). Teacher immediacy behaviors and the presence of others...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2005 (Jun 27, 2005) pp. 836–843
This mixed methods study explores how social presence is developed in online course discussions. The study combines quantitative analyses of survey results from students enrolled in four online graduate courses, and qualitative comparisons of...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2005 (2005) pp. 1474–1479
This paper describes a case study that examined how technology was integrated to a situated collaborative learning activity in a ubiquitous computing classroom. The students' task was to produce an animated movie to demonstrate Newton's Laws of...
The Impact of Asynchronous Audio Feedback on Teaching and Social Presence: A Survey of Current Research
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2008 (Jun 30, 2008) pp. 5646–5649
A nested mixed methods design was utilized to assess the impact of asynchronous audio feedback in an online course. Data analysis revealed that 1. students perceived audio feedback to be more effective than text-based feedback for conveying nuance,...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 3310–3319
This research explores how the use of student response systems (SRS) effects elementary and middle school students' engagement in and learning from classroom lessons. A pilot study, which compared third graders' engagement in lessons involving the...
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Vol. 17, No. 3 (July 2008) pp. 363–385
This paper reports on a third grade class's use of technology during a science unit on forces and motion. The investigation documents the unique ways in which children can construct knowledge and create multimedia representations of their learning...