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Overcoming the Dilemma of Teacher Presence in Student-Centered Online Discussions
ARTICLE

, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States

Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Volume 20, Number 4, ISSN 1055-8896 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

Teacher presence plays a significant role in supporting student learning in online environments. Research shows that teacher presence corresponds to student satisfaction and perceived learning in online courses. However, the teacher needs to restrain his/her presence in student-centered online discussions to promote student voice. This paper explores strategies in overcoming the dilemma of teacher presence in discussion-based online courses. Five strategies of high teacher presence are developed to mitigate the possible negative impact of low teacher presence in online student discussions.

Citation

Wang, Y.m. (2011). Overcoming the Dilemma of Teacher Presence in Student-Centered Online Discussions. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 20(4), 425-438. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 27, 2019 from .