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How to Create a Community of Online Learning

Editor’s note: This blog post was originally published in March 2015 and updated in April 2021. While online learning isn’t new, there has been a considerable uptick in interest surrounding how to effectively create and foster an effective online learning community. Meaningful interactions with learners, and between them, needs to be facilitated in order to […]

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The Importance of an Online Social Presence

A study examined Empire State College online students to explore the relationship among student’s perception of social presence in online courses, as well as student’s perceived learning, and satisfaction with their instructor, found that there is a direct relationship between social presence and perceived learning. The results found that students who felt that they had a lot […]