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At the Intersection of Social, Teaching and Cognitive Presence

Posted by Phylise Banner on Sep 11, 2014 4:30:00 PM

Throughout this series we have explored social, teaching, and cognitive presence - the key elements within the Community of Inquiry framework. This last installment explores the intersection of these three presences and approaches to measuring the effectiveness of the work we do in the design, development, and delivery of eLearning.

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Topics: Pedagogy

Pedagogy of Learning Design: Fostering Critical Thinking Skills with Cognitive Presence

Posted by Phylise Banner on Jul 14, 2014 11:00:00 AM

In this post we'll explore cognitive presence and roles we play on the critical inquiry path leading toward higher levels of learning.

Fostering Critical Thinking Skills with Cognitive Presence

In the previous blog post, The Pedagogy of Learning Design: Crafting Optimal E-Learning Spaces with Teaching Presence, we explored teaching presence - the design, development, management, facilitation, and direction within the learning space. This installment will focus on cognitive presence and a practical inquiry approach to helping our learners acquire knowledge and confirm understanding.

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Topics: Pedagogy

The Pedagogy of Learning Design: Crafting Optimal e-Learning Spaces with Teaching Presence

Posted by Phylise Banner on Jun 13, 2014 1:00:00 PM

This is the third post in a series of five titled The Pedagogy of Learning Design by Phylise H. Banner. To read the first in the series, click here: The Pedagogy of Learning Design: A Translation of Pedagogies.

Let's have a look at what teaching presence is, and how direct instruction and facilitation play a role in crafting optimal e-Learning spaces.

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Topics: Design, Pedagogy

The Pedagogy of Learning Design: Creating Learning Communities with Social Presence

Posted by Phylise Banner on May 19, 2014 1:00:00 PM

This is the second post in a series of five titled The Pedagogy of Learning Design by Phylise H. Banner. To read the first in the series click here: The Pedagogy of Learning Design: A Translation of Pedagogies.

Let’s have a look at how social presence guides the design and development of learning spaces where emotional expression, open communication, and group cohesion come into play!

Creating Learning Communities with Social Presence

In the first installment of this series I introduced a pedagogical, designed approach to instruction based on three key elements in effective e-learning: social presence, teaching presence, and cognitive presence. This installment will focus on social presence – the creation of a welcoming setting that is open and inviting so that our learners will want to engage with each other, the instructor/facilitator, and the learning content.

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Topics: Pedagogy

The Pedagogy of Learning Design: A Translation of Pedagogies

Posted by Phylise Banner on Apr 17, 2014 1:00:00 PM

This is the first post in a series of five titled The Pedagogy of Learning Design by Phylise H. Banner.

A successful learning journey relies on informed design and practice. Let's explore how theory and research translate into a designed approach to instruction.

The Journey

When I think about every online experience I have had, the word that comes to mind is “navigation." Every web site I encounter provides me with opportunities to explore – to find my way through the information. The best online experiences I have had involve a clear pathway through that information, and often times a guide to lead me on my journey.

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Topics: Design, Pedagogy