Leveraging teaching presence in online courses: Strategies, technology, and student perspectives

Kun Huang, Sang Joon Lee, Ashley Dugan

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The Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework has been widely used to guide the research and practice of online courses. In the CoI framework, three essential elements were identified to be critical for a successful online learning experience: social, cognitive, and teaching presences. While the three presences are overlapping and interdependent, teaching presence is known to be key to the creation of a community of inquiry by addressing cognitive and social issues. Starting with an overview of the CoI framework, this chapter mainly focuses on teaching presence and its two dimensions: instructional design and organization and directed facilitation. Specific strategies and examples for each dimension to leveraging teaching presence in a technology-rich online course are presented and described. In addition, a student's learning experience in the course is also shared to provide a student's perspective of the strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBlended Learning
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781522507840
StatePublished - Aug 18 2016

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (all)
  • Computer Science (all)


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