Contribution to Books
Social presence, as evident in the chapters throughout this book, continues to be a hot topic in online education. Social presence resonates with people because education depends on effective communication, but communication changes when it is electronically mediated. From its inception, social presence theory has focused on how technology influences communication.
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Lowenthal, Patrick and Mulder, Dave. (2017). "Social Presence and Communication Technology: Tales of Trial and Error". Social Presence in Online Learning: Multiple Perspectives on Practice and Research, 32-44.