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The assignment is the initial assignment in a short course on the idea of social presence in online learning which is the process of encouraging Students to express their personalities and identities into a course space. They are asked to publish a post that includes a recording of their voice, an image of themselves, and/or an amiage of something that tells other participants something about themselves.

Chris Lott

Affiliation: University of Alaska
Twitter: @fncll
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Description: I’ve been using WordPress forever for myself and have used it as a significant part of online courses for a while. I’m teaching using only WordPress (but for a gradebook) this semester. But I have a lot to learn and hope to learn from this community. I’m particularly interested in fostering community, conversation and connections–and handling the overhead it takes to work with a distributed community of student blogs/sites while centralizing just enough to facilitate those connections.