Lead Presenter: Janet Moore (Sloan Consortium, US) Jennifer Richardson (Purdue University, US) Karen Swan (University of Illinois Springfield, US)
Track: Digital Learning Environments and Communities
Session Duration: 50 Minutes
Abstract: The ability of participants in a community to project themselves socially and emotionally as real people through communication media is known as "social presence." Research shows that social presence impacts learning outcomes, student and instructor satisfaction, and persistence and retention in online education. How will emerging technologies impact the importance of social presence?