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Handbook of Design in Educational Technology by Niall Winters, Joshua Underwood, Barbara L Grabowski, Peter Goodyear, Sadhana Puntambekar, Rosemary Luckin

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31 Role of Web-Based Technologies in Framing Teaching Presence

Fengfeng Ke and Li Zhu

1. Introduction

Emerging web-based technologies have allowed for innovative learning and pedagogical practice. In this chapter, we examine the educational affordances of two web-based technologies, Tegrity lecture capture system and Second Life virtual reality environment, in providing instructors the ability to expand both cognitive and social dimensions of the teaching presence.

Whereas much has been written about non-traditional learning (Wedemeyer, 2009), much less has been discussed about benefits and strategies of non-traditional teaching with technology in an active, student-centered learning environment. According to the education literature, teaching ...

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