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Journal Issue
Volume 18 Issue 5 / Oct 2020  pp373‑459

Editor: Rikke Ørngreen, Mie Buhl, Bente Meyer

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Spaces of Joint Inquiry Through Visual Facilitation and Representations in Higher Education: An Exploratory case study  pp373‑386

Heidi Hautopp, Stine Ejsing-Duun

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Building Creative Critical Online Learning Communities through Digital Moments  pp387‑396

Wendy Barber

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Learning Analytics in Flipped Classrooms: A Scoping Review  pp397‑409

Muriel Algayres, Evangelia Triantafyllou

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Accelerating the Energy Transition Through Serious Gaming: Testing Effects on Awareness, Knowledge and Efficacy Beliefs  pp410‑420

Tania Ouariachi, Wim Elving

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Factors Predicting Integration of E‑Learning by Preservice Science Teachers: Structural Model Development and Testing  pp421‑435

Cecilia Temilola Olugbara, Moeketsi Letseka

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Engagement with and Participation in Online role play Collaborative Arguments: A Sociocultural Perspective  pp436‑448

Josephine Lutaaya Najjemba, Johannes Cronjé

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Effects of Video Discussion Posts on Social Presence and Course Satisfaction  pp449‑459

Ying Xiu, Penny Thompson

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Abstract

Video is a rich medium that conveys more social cues than text. Use of video in an online discussion forum therefore has the potential to increase social presence in online learning environments. This experimental study compared a group using video for a portion of the required discussion posts to a group using only text in an online undergraduate course. While there was a correlation between perceived social presence and satisfaction with the course, there were no significant differences in perceived social presence or course satisfaction between the two groups. Open‑ended comments revealed a mix of positive and negative reactions to the use of video. This study highlights the need for continuing research on the use of video in online discussion forums to assess the benefits of video relative to its possible negative effect on “anytime, anywhere” flexibility 

 

Keywords: Video Discussion Posts, Student Perceptions, Social Presence, Course Satisfaction, Online Learning

 

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