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Assessing Social Presence in Asynchronous Text-based Computer Conferencing

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JDE Volume 14, Number 2, ISSN 0830-0445 Publisher: Athabasca University Press


Discusses computer conferencing in higher education, presents a community of inquiry model that includes benefits of computer conferencing, and discusses social presence, defined as the ability of learners to project themselves socially and affectively into a community of inquiry. Topics include teacher immediacy, coding, and content analysis of conferencing transcripts. (Contains 45 references.) (Author/LRW)


Rourke, L., Anderson, T., Garrison, D.R. & Archer, W. (1999). Assessing Social Presence in Asynchronous Text-based Computer Conferencing. The Journal of Distance Education / Revue de l'ducation Distance, 14(2), 50-71. Athabasca University Press. Retrieved January 18, 2022 from .

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