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Contextualizing Social Presence and Learner Identity Through the Lens of Moore's Theory of Transactional Distance

Contextualizing Social Presence and Learner Identity Through the Lens of Moore's Theory of Transactional Distance
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Author(s): Michael Marmon (University of North Texas, USA)
Copyright: 2021
Pages: 15
Source title: Research Anthology on Developing Effective Online Learning Courses
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-8047-9.ch001

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Abstract

Online education has become a ubiquitous and convenient method by which to complete courses at institutions of higher education across the globe. To achieve this level of parity between course delivery methods (online or face-to-face), the instructor or course designer must understand the complex relationship between the technology and instructional design theories being leveraged in these contexts. Within the context of this chapter, these barriers manifest themselves within Moore's Theory of Transactional Distance, a theory which states that the transactional distance between stakeholders (whether it is instructor-learner or learner-learner communication) has the potential to obstruct the path for comprehending the information being presented as well as influencing the level of rapport between students. This chapter examines the obstacles that are present because of Moore's Theory of Transactional Distance and the influence that social presence has on learners in online courses from the perspective of student satisfaction and positive learning outcomes.

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