Unlocking engagement: exploring social presence and telepresence in online learning

Join us for a practical workshop focused on improving online social learning experiences through social presence and telepresence. Led by experts in the field, including Emmy Vrieling, Kamakshi Rajagopal, Joshua Weidlich, Maartje Henderikx and Karel Kreijns, participants will gain actionable insights and strategies to foster meaningful interaction and engagement in online learning environments.

The workshop will begin with a presentation by Joshua Weidlich on their social and telepresence model, followed by an academic-industry panel discussion with Karel Kreijns, Yiannis Georgiou, Tilo Hartmann and Jan Moons. Two parallel workshops follow, one focusing on the regulation of learning in online environments and the other presenting results from an experimental study on social and telepresence. The session will wrap up with reflection and networking opportunities, engaging participants in discussions of findings and fostering collaboration. The day will be facilitated by Emmy Vrieling, Kamakshi Rajagopal and Maartje Henderikx.

In this interactive workshop attendees will have the opportunity to delve into topics such as human interaction, communication modes, data-driven regulation, and supporting technologies. Expand your network, gain practical knowledge, and contribute to the advancement of online education. For more information, visit https://onlinepresenceresearch.ou.nl/.

This is an on-site event that will take place at Provinciehuis, Leuven, Belgium. To attend this pre-conference workshop, participants have to first register for the Media & Learning 2024: Back to the Future? conference. Don’t miss out! Seats are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.