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Engaging Students Online

Socialisation within the learning community is an important aspect of student learning. In face-to-face (or in-person) teaching, connections within the learning community between students and staff, and amongst students, happens organically when they physically meet in lecture halls, labs and other teaching spaces. However, without the surroundings of the University, learning can be a solitary experience. Creating a ‘social presence’ online requires distinct scaffolding but can play a key role in student engagement and motivation when in an online environment.

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