Social Presence and Online Discussions: A Mixed Method Investigation - Shared screen with speaker view
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Apologies for the delay. Sincere apologies.
So sorry Patrick.
Hello everyone, apologies for the delay as a minor technical hitch I believe. Please do post your comments and questions and we will open for questions throughout
Link to full paper… https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01587919.2020.1821603?journalCode=cdie20
Folks you can now turn your video on if you wish but keep mute on unless you would like to jump in with a comment or question
A key question is....what are the differences in relation to social presence in different kinds of learning environments?
Social presence where and when?
How much is social presence a function of design?
Interaction is part of design...aint gonna happen if it is not designed
Interaction needs to be orchestrated
Developing a discussion framework to aid replying can help
Some of you might remember this useful resource… http://www.fold.org.au/docs/TheGuide_Final.pdf
That’s still a great resource!
This IS what I call DESIGN and that's why and how discussion forums can be made to work!
Back in the old days when I actually taught students, I used asynchronous role-play for what I would call a signature pedagogy and highly engaging online earning experience. The twist from a social presence perspective is that each person in their persona was anonymous and so a lot of back channel chatter as people tried to figure who really is that person. The role-plays would typically play out over 2 to 3 weeks and come to a head at a community meeting to debate a topical issue
The great thing about role-play following a meeting agenda is that each person or stakeholder group had to take a speaking role. I still don’t see a huge use of role-play 15 or so years later
Patrick do you see students involved in discussion activities as 'engaged'?
Here is a video example of online role play being used as part of asynchronous discussion forum where the simulation was responding to a major pandemic. This learning experience was designed before COVID-19… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HqvS2wZA5M
Are there discipline or subject differences in designs for social presence?
We designed this MOOC last year to support students to learn how to learn online and some of the activities generated really engaging interactions. The MOOC has a completion rate of 56% as evidence of the engagement with almost 8,000 learners… https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/a-digital-edge-essentials-for-the-online-learner
The MOOC is great. I would highly recommend it!
Its just past the hour. If you have to go - thank you for attending.
Much appreciated and once again apologies for the delay.
Ylona CHUN TIE
Thank you Patrick. An incredible interesting and engaging presentation. Much appreciated.
Thanks all! :)