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Social Presence and Online Discussions: A Mixed Method Investigation - Shared screen with speaker view
Jay Cohen
04:17
Apologies for the delay. Sincere apologies.
Jay Cohen
04:25
So sorry Patrick.
Mark Brown
06:51
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
Mark Brown
08:42
Link to full paper… https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01587919.2020.1821603?journalCode=cdie20
Mark Brown
19:44
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
Som Naidu
20:37
A key question is....what are the differences in relation to social presence in different kinds of learning environments?
Som Naidu
21:57
Social presence where and when?
Som Naidu
22:44
How much is social presence a function of design?
Som Naidu
24:09
Interaction is part of design...aint gonna happen if it is not designed
Som Naidu
25:17
Interaction needs to be orchestrated
Stoo Sepp
25:17
Here here!
Jay Cohen
28:42
Developing a discussion framework to aid replying can help
Mark Brown
28:53
Some of you might remember this useful resource… http://www.fold.org.au/docs/TheGuide_Final.pdf
Stoo Sepp
32:12
That’s still a great resource!
Som Naidu
34:12
This IS what I call DESIGN and that's why and how discussion forums can be made to work!
Mark Brown
36:09
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
Mark Brown
38:39
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
Jay Cohen
42:23
Patrick do you see students involved in discussion activities as 'engaged'?
Mark Brown
44:25
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
Mark Brown
46:37
Are there discipline or subject differences in designs for social presence?
Mark Brown
49:04
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
Jay Cohen
52:29
The MOOC is great. I would highly recommend it!
Jay Cohen
53:07
Its just past the hour. If you have to go - thank you for attending.
Jay Cohen
53:36
Much appreciated and once again apologies for the delay.
Ylona CHUN TIE
53:41
Thank you
Jay Cohen
53:46
Thank you Patrick. An incredible interesting and engaging presentation. Much appreciated.
Stoo Sepp
53:47
Thanks everyone!
Sarah Stein
54:02
Thanks all! :)