The Impact of Social Media on Social Presence

  • Sheri Conklin University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Daisyane Barreto University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Tom Dorgan
Keywords: social media, social presence, interactions, community of inquiry

Abstract

As the online education trend increases with more online enrollments, instructors are looking at new technologies to facilitate student discourse and increase student social presence. Instructors have considered the use of social media in education to meet the needs of students. This study looked at the use of Yellowdig, a closed social media platform, to gauge student social presence. Social presence scales from the Community of Inquiry were used to determine whether students perceived a high level of social presence through the use of social media.

Author Biography

Daisyane Barreto, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Dr. Barreto is an Assistant Professor in the Instructional Technology program at UNCW. 
Published
2019-11-27
How to Cite
Conklin, S., Barreto, D., & Dorgan, T. (2019). The Impact of Social Media on Social Presence. Australian Educational Computing, 34(1). Retrieved from http://journal.acce.edu.au/index.php/AEC/article/view/205
Section
Research Articles (Refereed/Reviewed)