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What is Social Presence? why do I want it? and how do I create it?
This session will focus on these questions: What is social presence as defined by the Community of Inquiry model and how can it be used to enhance the online learner experience and to create an effective and engaging online teaching and learning environment? What are some practical examples of how the indicators of social presence can be expressed in an online course? How can you effectively cultivate online group cohesion, and incorporate affective elements, and promote positive interaction in your online instruction?