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Student Motivation and Social Presence in Online Learning: Implications for Future Research
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, Purdue University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

The development of the Internet makes learning possible beyond the limits of time and location and attracts more and more people to continue or complete education online. It is important to motivate students to actively participate in online communication to achieve the learning objectives. This paper reviewed the current literature concerning about students' motivation issue in online learning and social presence theory. The review of literature indicated that social presence can reduce the feeling of isolation and detachment, encourage interaction and facilitate students' participation in online learning. Only a few studies addressed social presence in relation to student satisfaction and learning in online environments. It was proposed that future research need to explore the relationship between social presence and student motivation, and how they, in turn, relate to student achievement in online learning.

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Bai, H. (2003). Student Motivation and Social Presence in Online Learning: Implications for Future Research. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2714-2720). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 19, 2019 from .

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