Establishing the Importance of Interaction and Presence to Student Learning in Online Environments

  title={Establishing the Importance of Interaction and Presence to Student Learning in Online Environments},
  author={Lydia Kyei-Blankson and Esther Ntuli and Heather Donnelly},
With the growing trends in favor of online course offerings in higher education, it is important that researchers continue to focus on investigating the components vital to effectiveness. Using a survey design, the elements of interaction and presence, and their relationship and influence on student learning in an online course is examined in the current study. The findings of the study suggest that students perceive instructor-learner and learner-content interaction to be more important to… Expand

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