CIDER Session: Social Presence in Online Learning: A Scoping Study

We invite you to an upcoming session in the 2017-18 CIDER Sessions series on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. This free, online session will feature David Mykota from the University of Saskatchewan.

Title: Social Presence in Online Learning: A Scoping Study

This presentation reports the findings of a scoping review of the construct social presence. The methodology follows the design for scoping reviews as advocated by Arksey and O’Malley (2005).

A scoping study is desirable because by synthesizing the research literature the opportunity to identify practical guidelines for the development of social presence is facilitated. A two-stage screening process resulted in 105 studies identified for inclusion with data extracted using a standardized form. A descriptive numerical analysis and qualitative content analysis for those studies included was undertaken. Results from the manuscripts, screened for inclusion and synthesized from the data extracted in the scoping review, provide strategies for the structuring of social presence; the potential benefits of effective affective communication in an online environ; and an overview of the evolution of the construct social presence. Future research that links both the theoretical and empirical frameworks that validate social presence across a variety of online and e-learning environs is recommended so that best practices for excellence in higher education can continue to be made possible.

When: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 – 11am to 12noon Mountain Time (Canada)

Where: Online through Adobe Connect at:

Registration is not required; all are welcome. CIDER Sessions are recorded and archived for later viewing through the CIDER website. For more information on CIDER and our Sessions, please visit us at:

Please note that it is important to set up your system prior to the event. Make sure your Mac or PC is equipped with a microphone and speakers, so that you can use the audio functionality built into the conferencing software. The Adobe Connect platform may require an update to your Flash Player; allow time for this update by joining the session 10 minutes prior to the scheduled presentation.

International Journal on Interaction Design & Architecture(s) – IxD&A Journal #35 available

International Journal on Interaction Design & Architecture(s) – IxD&A

– a SCOPUS and Web of Science – Emerging Sources (Thomson Reuters) indexed Journal –

N. 35 special issue on
Citizen, Territory and Technologies: Smart Learning Contexts and Practices
(guest editors: Óscar Mealha, Monica Divitini, Matthias Rehm)

with a Focus Section on:

“Pervasive Participation – New Horizons for Citizen Involvement and User Experience”
(guest editors: Sarah-Kristin Thiel, Peter Fröhlich, Matthias Baldauf, and Glenda Amayo Caldwell )

is now available for free downloading -> link

IxD&A implements the Gold Open Access road to its contents with no charge to the authors

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IxD&A Journal, issue N. 35 – ToC

Special issue on:
Citizen, Territory and Technologies: Smart Learning Contexts and Practices
by Óscar Mealha, Monica Divitini, Matthias Rehm
pp. 5 – 6

• Masami Isoda, Roberto Araya, Colleen Eddy, Gabriel Matney, Joseph Williams, Patricio Calfucura,  Carlos Aguirre, Pablo Becerra, Raúl Gormaz, Jorge Soto-Andrade,  Takeshi Noine,, Arturo Mena-Lorca, Raimundo Olfos, Yuriko Baldin, Uldarico Malaspina
Teaching Energy Efficiency: A Cross-Border Public Class and Lesson Study in STEM, pp. 7 – 31

• Eka Jeladze, Kai Pata, James Sunney Quaicoe
Factors Determining Digital Learning Ecosystem Smartness in Schools, pp. 32 – 55

• Lara Sardinha, Ana Margarida Pisco Almeida, Neuza Pedro
Bridging approaches: Classroom Physical Space as a learning ecosystem, pp. 56 – 74

• Bianca Clavio Christensen, Kasper Rodil, Matthias Rehm
Transitioning Towards a Smart Learning Ecosystem: Designing for Intersubjective Interactions between Cognitively Impaired Adolescents, pp. 75 – 99

• Francesco Gianni and Monica Divitini
Designing IoT Applications for Smart Cities: extending the Tiles Ideation Toolkit,
pp. 100 – 116

• Lúcia Pombo, Margarida Morais Marques, Margarida Lucas, Vânia Carlos, Maria João Loureiro, Cecília Guerra
Moving learning into a smart urban park: students’ perceptions of the Augmented Reality EduPARK mobile game,
pp. 117 – 134

Focus Section on
‘Pervasive Participation – New Horizons for Citizen Involvement and User Experience’
by Sarah-Kristin Thiel, Peter Fröhlich, Matthias Baldauf, and Glenda Amayo Caldwell
pp. 135 – 140

• Oswald Devisch, Katharina Gugerell, Jeremiah Diephuis, Teodora Constantinescu, Cristina Ampatzidou, Martina Jauschneg
Mini is beautiful,
pp. 141 – 157

• Sarah-Kristin Thiel, Titiana Petra Ertiö, Matthias Baldauf
Why so serious? The Role of Gamification on Motivation and Engagement in e-Participation,
pp. 158 – 181

• Alenka Poplin, Linda Shenk, Ulrike Passe
Transforming Pervasive into Collaborative: Engaging Youth as Leaders with GIS through a Framework that Integrates Technologies, Storytelling, and Action,
pp. 182 – 204

• Sarah Hausmann, Christine Keller, Thomas Schlegel
Lessons Learned on the Design of Several Tools for Participation on Foot,
pp. 205 – 226

11th International Conference on ICT, Society and Human Beings 2018

11th International Conference on ICT, Society and Human Beings 2018
Madrid, Spain, 17 – 19 July 2018
Part of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (MCCSIS 2018)
Madrid, Spain, 17 – 20 July 2018

* Conference Scope
The effects of ICT on human beings as well as the interaction between ICT, individuals, and society are all within the focus of this conference. Both analyses of interactions and effects are important. Changes in behaviour, perspectives, values, competencies, human and psychological aspects and feelings are all of interest. Reflections on past, present, and future challenges – especially planning to handle the future – are encouraged.
The conference pays attention to societal changes, global and more local organisational and institutional changes, changes in values and in lifestyles, as well as individual cognitive effects and changes, motivational and emotional changes. It also appeals to solution-building in terms of desirable goals and actions for reaching a Good Information Society.
In general all types of research strategies are encouraged, and especially cross-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary studies. Case studies, broader empirical field studies, theoretical analyses, cross-cultural studies, scenarios, ethnographic studies, epistemological analyses may all be presented. For more details please check .

* Paper Submission
This is a blind peer-reviewed conference. Authors are invited to submit their papers in English through the conference submission system by May 21, 2018. Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously.

* Important Dates:
– Submission Deadline (last call): 21 May 2018
– Notification to Authors (last call): 15 June 2018
– Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration (last call): Until 2 July 2018
– Late Registration (last call): After 2 July 2018

* Paper Publication
The papers will be published in book and electronic format with ISBN, will be made available through the Digital Library available at
The conference proceedings will be submitted for indexation by IET’s INSPEC, Elsevier, EI Compendex, Scopus, Thomson Reuters Web of Science, EBSCO and other important indexing services.
The best papers will be selected for publishing as extended versions in the IADIS International Journal on WWW/Internet (ISSN: 1645-7641) and also in journals from INDERSCIENCE Publishers.

* Conference Contact:
Web site:

* Organized by: International Association for Development of the Information Society

* Registered participants in the ICT, Society and Human Beings conference may attend the other conferences part of MCCSIS 2018 free of charge.

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