Social presence in an online learning environment Book Chapter

Crim, SJ, Reio, TG. (2010). Social presence in an online learning environment . 656-673. 10.4018/978-1-61692-906-0.ch039

cited authors

  • Crim, SJ; Reio, TG



  • Limited studies on social presence in online learning do not lend themselves to understanding its effects on student learning. Research indicates a heightened need for examining the relationship between social presence and perceived learning and satisfaction as well as retention in online courses. Incorporating social presence into online courses might promote better learning. Further research on learning in an online environment is necessary to guide educators in delivering the best educational environment. © 2011, IGI Global.

publication date

  • December 1, 2010

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 656

end page

  • 673