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Online social presence and its correlation with learning

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Social media operate through telepresence and so-called online social presence. This paper explores how well online social presence is indeed correlated with achieved quality of academic learning.  In this model, social presence is seen as important in the early stage carrying the student from being an outsider to becoming an insider in the online community. Social presence can be measured, and is re-defined as involving a mix of teacher presence (not teaching presence), learner presence, and some cognitive presence. 


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