Capitalizing on social presence:the relationship between social capital and social presence

Oztok, Murat and Zingaro, Daniel and Makos, Alexandra and Brett, Clare and Hewitt, Jim (2015) Capitalizing on social presence:the relationship between social capital and social presence. Internet and Higher Education, 26. pp. 19-24. ISSN 1096-7516

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Abstract

Online learning literature espouses the benefits of social interaction for meaningful learning and deep processing of course material. Yet, our understanding of the types of interactions that lead to these benefits may be limited by our current understanding of social presence. In this paper, we employ social capital theory to help understand the social presence experiences of students in online learning environments. We find that social presence relates more to communication between weak ties rather than within strongly-tied subsets of participants, and offer hypotheses and implications for our findings.

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Journal Article
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Internet and Higher Education
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73848
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Deposited On:
31 Jul 2015 09:32
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Yes
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Published
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01 Jul 2020 02:07