What Types of Teaching Presence Do Online Students Value?

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“Presence” has become a major buzzword in online teaching circles. Authors and speakers repeatedly champion methods and technologies meant to improve instructor presence in the online classroom. But what types of activities best improve instructor presence in students’ eyes, and what do they value? Sharon Watson, Daniel Sullivan and Kathryn Watson (2023) examined how students in a graduate business program viewed various types of online course activities in terms of presence and value, with some interesting results.

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