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Presence in E-learning : Theoretical Model and Perspectives for Research

From my inbox:
I recently came across the following article on presence written by Annie Jézégou titled: Presence in E-learning : Theoretical Model and Perspectives for Research.

This article proposes a model of presence in e-learning that has some similarities with but also some important distinctions from the model of community of inquiry in e-learning (Garrison & Anderson, 2003). It addresses the notion of presence from a different angle, characterizes and specifies it differently. The author outlines the epistemological referents of the model proposed. Then, she describes the interaction processes at work in each of the three dimensions of the model: socio-cognitive presence (1), socio-affective presence (2) and pedagogical presence (3). She also provides a schematic representation of this model. Then, she shows how its three dimensions can be related to each another and presents the main hypotheses that result from these relations. In conclusion, the author outlines that theoretical and empirical research is needed to confirm the relevance of the model proposed, to identify its strengths and to suggest axes for improvement.

Access the article online: http://www.jofde.ca/index.php/jde/article/view/809

Call for Chapters – Online Learning: Common Misconceptions, Benefits, and Challenges

Call for Chapters
Online Learning: Common Misconceptions, Benefits, and Challenges

Editors: Patrick Lowenthal, Cindy York, and Jennifer Richardson
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers

The deadline for abstracts outlining what you want to contribute is May 5, 2013 and for the completed chapter is July 1, 2013.

Possible areas to be addressed include but are not limited to the following:
• Academic honesty and online learning
• Lurking and student engagement
• Benefits of MOOCs
• The future of MOOCs
• Limitations of MOOCs
• Online learning and class size
• Informal Learning
• Moving beyond learning styles
• Challenges of K12 online learning
• Critical thinking and online learning
• Challenges communicating in online learning environments
• Benefits of synchronous communication
• Limitations of asynchronous threaded discussions
• Assessing asynchronous threaded discussions
• Learning analytics and student performance
• Evaluating online learning
• Mobile computing and online learning
• The role of the teacher
• Instructor workload teaching online
• Assessing student learning
• Online Professional development
• Attrition and online learning
• The future of online learning
• Open educational resources
• Personal learning networks
• Social media and online learning
• Constraints of learning management systems

For consideration to be included in this edited book, please send a 250 – 500 word abstract and a brief bio to patricklowenthal@boisestate.edu.

Send any questions to Patrick Lowenthal (patricklowenthal@boisestate.edu).

Notes from the editors: The contributions for this edited book are intended to range from 3,000 – 5,000 words. This is not a peer-reviewed book. Even if your abstract is accepted, there are no guarantees that your final chapter will be accepted. Finally, please be aware of the aggressive timeline for both the abstract and the final chapter.

Here is a PDF version of the Call for Chapters

Top 10 – The Best of eLearning

The Lectora eLearning Team compiled a list of “Top 10” resources to help inspire eLearning professionals.

Top 10 according to lectora
Check out the resources below. There are some good ones.

  1. How to Build Your Graphic Design Toolbox
    Find the latest design and development tools to expand your graphics via The eLearning Coach
  2. The Top 50 Education Twitter Chats (and How to use Them)
    This post has every Twitter chat you’ll need from education technology to social learning via edudemic
  3. Making Courses More Tablet-Friendly
    Get quick and simple mobile development and design tips via E-Learning Uncovered
  4. How Important is Informal Learning?
    Find out why informal learning is critical to employee success via Learning Solutions Magazine
  5. 15 Popular EdTech Tools Being Used Around the World
    Learn the latest tools to increase productivity, connect with your learners and share via edudemic
  6. The Mobile Learning Ecosystem I – 10 Important Questions
    10 Questions to ask when you develop mobile learning via Upside Learning Blog
  7. Is it mLearning when you Learn from doing a Google Search on a Mobile Device?
    Learn how mobile devices make mLearning unique via The M-Learning Revolution Blog
  8. How the 10 Most Innovative Colleges Use Technology
    See how forward-thinking institutions use technology in learning environments via edudemic
  9. Turn These Slides into eLearning
    Learn how to quickly turn PowerPoint presentations into full e-Learning courses via Integrated Learning Services
  10. 5 Tips on Developing a Quality Elearning Course
    Step back and look at the big picture with great tips via CommLab India