Social Presence in Online Learning: Bringing Learners Together in New Ways across Space and Time

Friday, October 18 | 10:10AM–11:00AM | Ballroom D
Session Type: E13

In this talk, we'll discuss how telepresence, new models for lecture capture, and a range of other tools are empowering instructors and learners to feel a greater sense of "social presence" and powering pedagogies like flipped instruction and blended learning.


Define social presence and explain why it is important in online learning environments. | Discuss presence vis- à-vis emerging, dominant pedagogical models. | Apply principles and technology-enhanced pedagogical strategies of digital social presence in an online or blended environment.


  • Matthew Clay

    Assistant CIO for Academic Technology and the Technology Directors, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Jude Higdon

    Chief Information Officer, Bennington College

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