Creating presence in online learning for practice based classes
Abstract: As academics are planning for another semester teaching online due to COVID-19, it is important to consider how they will develop trust and a sense of learning community for their students in the online space. Unlike the first half of this year, when academics had the opportunity to first meet students face-to-face before the rush to remote delivery, academics will need to consider how to foster relationships and community in the online environment from the start in the coming semester.
Presenter: Petrea Redmond is an Associate Professor of Educational Technology and the Associate Head of School, Research in the School of Education at the University of Southern Queensland. Seventy percent of the students enrolled at the university study online. Her research is situated in interrelated fields of educational technology including: online engagement; online presence; teaching presence; cognitive presence; mobile learning; online collaboration; online communities of practice; eLearning; blended learning and teaching; online learning and teaching; teaching and learning in higher education; teacher education; and Community of Inquiry. Petrea is an ASCILITE mentor and a lead editor for Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (AJET).