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A 2020 Perspective on Presence

In the wake of the pandemic, many instructors are realizing that our "presence" with one another, particularly as educators, makes all the difference in the lives of our students. As we continue to regather in our communities and classrooms, it is essential that we reflect upon our shared experiences and seize this opportunity of reflection and redirection in our interactions with and instruction of our students. In this webinar, the presenter discusses his research on instructional and social presence, conducted during the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, and provides an opportunity for participants to reflect upon their own instructional journeys to determine what worked, what didn't, and how they can collectively improve in meeting the needs of their students moving forward.

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Using the Community of Inquiry Framework, participants gain a foundational understanding of cognitive, instructional, and social presence.
  2. Participants learn from to the presenter’s research on presence by reflecting on their own presence in the traditional and online classroom.
  3. Participants learn specific, actionable opportunities for individual and organizational improvement with regards to presence.

Jim (James) Hilton has served in a variety of roles in the field of education for the past 17 years, including substitute teacher, instructional assistant, elementary and middle school classroom teacher, school principal, and adjunct professor. He currently teaches at Eastern Gateway Community College (EGCC) in Ohio. Along with his instructional responsibilities at EGCC, he is also the director of the college's teacher education program.

Monday, November 8, 2021

Pacific: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mountain: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Central: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Eastern: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm





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