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Social Presence in Two Massive Open Online Courses: Results from a Doctoral Study
October 4, 2017
Matthew Stranach, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
In this session, the author will share research from his 2017 doctoral study on social presence in two MOOCs. The purpose of this study was to explore the role social presence plays within two Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offered by two American institutions of higher education through the Canvas and Ed.X learning software consortia. Descriptive multiple case study methodology was used for the study, with data collected through surveys, individual interviews, focus group interviews, and discussion board postings. The author will discuss participation in the study, study results, and implications for theory and practice - for the design and facilitation of MOOCs, and for future CoI research in relation to these courses.
Keywords: MOOC, social presence, community of inquiry
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