Student-Teacher Interaction in Online Learning Environments

Student-Teacher Interaction in Online Learning Environments

Robert D. Wright (University of North Texas, USA)
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Release Date: September, 2014|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 450
ISBN13: 9781466664616|ISBN10: 1466664614|EISBN13: 9781466664623|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6461-6


As face-to-face interaction between student and instructor is not present in online learning environments, it is increasingly important to understand how to establish and maintain social presence in online learning.

Student-Teacher Interaction in Online Learning Environments provides successful strategies and procedures for developing policies to bring about an awareness of the practices that enhance online learning. This reference book provides building blocks to help improve the outcome of online coursework and discusses social presence to help improve performance, interaction, and a sense of community for all participants in an online arena. This book is of essential use to online educators, administrators, researchers, and students.

Topics Covered

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

  • Digital Learning Environments
  • Distance Education
  • eCollaboration
  • Learner-Instructor Interaction
  • Online Courses
  • Social Presence
  • Virtual communities

Reviews and Testimonials

Scholars mostly of education technology, but also related fields such as education and communication, present instructional models, learning theories, best practices, and emerging strategies that support student-teacher interaction in online learning environments. Their topics include examining design pattern strategies as a means to achieve social presence in the online classroom, the value of social presence in developing student satisfaction and learning outcomes in online environments, bridging the social and teaching presence, pre-service teachers engaging with Twitter as a professional online learning environment, and using a distributed learning environment model to foster learner-educator interaction.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Robert D. Wright holds a PhD in Learning Technologies from the University of North Texas; he received his MA in Instructional Technology and his BA in Information and Communication Studies from California State University, Chico. His career in technology and training has included work as an Instructional Television Producer/Director, Community College Instructor, Media Director, Textbook Production Manager, Online Instructor, and Quality Development Manager. He currently serves as a Lecturer in the Learning Technologies Department at the University of North Texas. His research interests focus on improving student-instructor interaction in technology–based learning environments.