Enhancing Social Presence in Online Learning Environments

Enhancing Social Presence in Online Learning Environments

Michael Marmon (University of North Texas, USA)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: March, 2018|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 317
ISBN13: 9781522532293|ISBN10: 1522532293|EISBN13: 9781522532309|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3229-3


The use of media to create and maintain a public presence has become a ubiquitous aspect of daily life. Such interactions should be used to enhance other aspects of life that have become heavily technology-driven, such as education.

Enhancing Social Presence in Online Learning Environments is a critical scholarly publication that explores the different perspectives of public latency and the creation of electronic educational formats that mimic the experience of traditional classrooms. Featuring a wide range of coverage on topics that include active learning, teacher authority, and computer-mediated communication, this publication is geared toward educators, professionals, school administrators, researchers, and practitioners in the field of education.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Active Learning
  • Computer-Mediated Communication
  • Instructor Presence
  • Modern Learning Theories
  • Student Satisfaction
  • Student-Instructor Interactions
  • Teacher Authority

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Michael Marmon comes from an academic background with a firm emphasis on technology from societal and political perspectives. His undergraduate work focused on these concepts through the acquisition of degrees in film and political science. He later fleshed out these concepts by acquiring a master’s degree in information resources and library science. Michael's current research interests include the social, political and educational aspects of technology and the impact that these devices and software have on all facets of twenty-first century life. To better understand the role of technology in our modern society, Michael completed a PhD in Learning Technologies from the University of North Texas.