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Social Presence

I am continuing to develop an open course in Sport Informatics and Analytics. I am thinking more and more about the possibilities of engagement with and within this course. This week some links shared by Stephen Downes and one from DERN have sent me off to contemplate social presence in open courses. Perhaps I am inclined to do this because of my comfort with the nurturing and social reform models of teaching discussed by Tony Bates this week. Tony suggests: Of all the models of teaching these two are the most learner centred. They are based on an overwhelmingly optimistic view of human nature, that people...