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:
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.