From online social presence to network social presence

Chih-Hsiung Tu, Cherng Jyh Yen, John M Blocher, Junn Yih Chan

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Open Network Learning Environment (ONLE) empowers network learners to create, edit, and share their knowledge via social network connection. This chapter examines the predictive relationship between social presence and ONLE interaction and scrutinizes the relationships between social presence and four dimensions of ONLE's interaction. The chapter concludes that online social presence could not serve as a predictor for all four open network learning's interactions. The results suggest both online and ONLE social presences have distinguishing dynamics in social interaction. ONLE focuses on "social" and "networking" linkages to transform online learners into "network learners" to project their preferred "network social presence" rather than online social presence. This chapter proposes the Open network linkage design model, which is a "Linkage Architecture" that links multiple network resources, network learners, and Web 2.0 tools to allow learners, instructors, and other stakeholders to construct and to share their Personal Learning Environments within the human network.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInventive Approaches for Technology Integration and Information Resources Management
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781466662575
ISBN (Print)1466662565, 9781466662568
StatePublished - Jun 30 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Economics, Econometrics and Finance
  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • General Social Sciences


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