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Assignment: Important Concepts for #OnlineLearning and Changing Roles - 2014

An assignment from 2014, please feel free to see what's useful for your practice.  Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 Australia   (CC BY-SA 2.5 AU Part A – Concept Table Critical Element Definition/s Principle/s underlying its importance Operational activities 1. Social Presence “ Students in a community of inquiry must feel free to express themselves openly in a risk-free manner. They must be able to develop the personal relationships necessary to commit to, and pursue, intended academic goals and gain a sense of belonging to the community. The formal categories of social presence are open communication, cohesive responses, and affective/personal connections.” (Garrison & Vaughan, 2008) Garrison & Vaughan (2008) provide the following indicators: Enabling risk-free expression. Encouraging collaboration. Expressi