Social Presence, Web Videoconferencing and Learning in Virtual Teams

  title={Social Presence, Web Videoconferencing and Learning in Virtual Teams},
  author={Bas Giesbers and Bart Rienties and Wim H. Gijselaers and Mien S. R. Segers and Dirk T. Tempelaar},
  journal={Industry and Higher Education},
  pages={301 - 309}
The potential of information technology to facilitate collaboration in education has grown considerably in recent years. The use of Web videoconferencing, whereby learners in an online classroom can simultaneously collaborate using audiovisual communication tools, increases the learner's ability in social and emotional expression, thus improving communication which may enhance learning satisfaction. This paper compares two cohorts of students who attended the same online course in economics… 

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