Precis: Non-task Sociability in CSCL (Abedin, Daneshgar & D’Ambra, 2011)

This is an installment in a series of summaries of journal articles that I have been reading. Abedin, B., Daneshgar, F., & D’Ambra, J. (2011). Enhancing non-task sociability of asynchronous CSCL environments. Computers & Education, 57, 2535–2547. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2011.06.002 Social interactions, which enhance learning in computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) environments, involve both on-task and non-task (McNeil, …

Precis: Social Presence in Online Learning (Sung & Mayer, 2012)

This is an installment in a series of summaries of journal articles that I have been reading. Sung, E., & Mayer, R. E. (2012). Five facets of social presence in online distance education. Computers in Human Behavior, 28, 1738–1747. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2012.04.014 Social presence, the learner’s connectedness to others in the learning environment, has been well studied …