Unit 1: Teacher Presence


Teacher Presence

Watch the following two videos carefully and note their thoughts on Teacher Presence in a course. Take notes and use the information in the videos to answer the questions in the "Questions" section of this unit.

Video #1: Creating Instructor Presence


Video #2: 8 Lessons Learned from Teaching Online


Community of Inquiry

This model postulates that deep and meaningful learning results when there are sufficient levels of three component “presences.” (Paula Jones, Kim Naugle & MaryAnn Kolloff : Learning Solutions Magazine. (n.d.)., P.1)

The combination of a social presence, a cognitive presence and teaching presence make for the learners enriched learning experience. It is important for the instructor to establish the their presence early on in a course. It

Community of Inquiry Model


Use these questions as a guide to test your knowledge of the information presented?

  • What is Teacher Presence?
  • Why is it important?
  • How is it established?
  • Does teacher presence have an impact on the quality of learning done by students?

Next Step

Once you have watched the videos, read this Unit and answered the questions you may proceed to the next Unit, Unit #2.


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Unit 2: Registration for a Screencast-O-Matic Account and Discovering the application features


Unit 3: Create a Screencast/Video using Screencast-O-Matic

References and Resources

Richardson, J. C., Besser, E., Koehler, A., Lim, J., & Strait, M. (2016). Instructors' Perceptions of Instructor Presence in Online Learning Environments. International Review Of Research In Open And Distributed Learning, 17(4), 82-104.

Paula Jones, Kim Naugle & MaryAnn Kolloff : Learning Solutions Magazine. (n.d.). Teacher Presence: Using Introductory Videos in Online and Hybrid Courses Retrieved December 14, 2016, from https://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/107/teacher-presence-using-introductory-videos-in-online-and-hybrid-courses