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dc.contributor.advisorBrooks, Ann K.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKhan, Salwa ( )
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-09T17:36:26Z
dc.date.available2011-12-09T17:36:26Z
dc.date.issued2011-12en_US
dc.identifier.citationKhan, S. (2011). Sarah and Emma: Case studies of two instructors and how they use social presence in second life (Unpublished dissertation). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/2411
dc.description.abstractThe focus of this qualitative multiple case study is on two higher-education instructors who teach online in virtual worlds, specifically in Second Life, and how they think about and implement social presence strategies in their courses. The study also offers a view into the student learning experience in the virtual world of Second Life. The results of the study are in agreement with previous research that shows that developing social presence is important in online teaching and learning. It provides evidence at least in the two cases under study that communication and interactivity, which are components of social presence, can be fostered in a virtual world. It also indicates that faculty development for instructors who teach online may need to consider instructor characteristics and that institutional support is essential for online courses in virtual worlds.en_US
dc.formatText
dc.format.extent292 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectSecond life
dc.subjectSocial presence
dc.subjectOnline teaching and learning
dc.subjectCreating relationships
dc.subjectBuilding connections
dc.subjectFaculty case studyen_US
dc.subject.lcshVirtual reality in higher educationen_US
dc.subject.lcshSecond Life (Game)en_US
dc.subject.lcshWeb-based instructionen_US
dc.subject.lcshInternet in higher educationen_US
dc.titleSarah and Emma: Case Studies of Two Instructors and How They Use Social Presence in Second Lifeen_US
txstate.documenttypeDissertation
dc.contributor.committeeMemberStephens, Elizabethen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberReardon, Robert F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDelwiche, Aaronen_US
thesis.degree.departmentCounseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducationen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University--San Marcosen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_US
txstate.departmentCounseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology


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