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  1. 1. .
  2. 2. INSTRUCTOR’S ROLERole of support and a catalyst for conversation Should assign leadership roles Clarify main points of conversations Be supportive (act as a mentor/tutor) Be an evaluator Be a learner too Challenge learner’s thinking by asking questions
  3. 3. . Flexibility of meeting time & Asynchronou pacing. Real time interaction s may not take place Synchrono Meeting in real time with all participants us*Technology should be transparent; it should not be a distraction.Online difficulties decrease online presence, thus technicalsupport is critical.
  4. 4. Content Learning Interactive Instructor Type of Support Type & Experience Strategies Role Technology Focus & Format UsedHistory of Self-paced Interview, Designer, E-mail, Instructional,Philosophy instructor facilitator, learning technical(content video and tutor managementfocus) system (LMS), video ConferencingTechnical Group-based Team Designer, Discussion Instructional,Project problem catalyst, board, Web technicalManagement solving, observer, conferencing,(process group evaluator mobilefocus) discussion devices Lehman, R. (2010). Creating a sense of presence in online teaching. How to “be there” for distance learners. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  5. 5. Can help student learn how to navigate the course site Can increase online environment Survey Can help you or students get to know each otherBio Sharing Upload pictures & add Bios
  6. 6. Logistical Course Activities can be: -Non-content related interactions Examples: Instructor-led Asking questions &exploring functions Instructional 2 Types of Collaborative or Activities Collaborative Instructional -One-way instructor-led content presentation OR one-way learner sharing presentation Types of Instructor- led Tutoring -Further supportAnnouncements may be needed-helps maintain flow of -Having mentorssupport and provides Tutoring & Creating available if need bedirection Presence -Consider learnersTutoring with special needs-Shows students a teacher’scare and concern for beingsuccessful
  7. 7. How do you know if presence was present?
  8. 8. Finding PresenceLearning Management System(LMS)-ID number of postings, frequency in whicha site was accessed etc.Communication Log-Drop box, e-mail or survey resultsHave a learner id-course feedbackquestionnaireExample question: At what momentin the course did you feel mostengaged with what was happening?Why?Final Course Evaluation

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