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EDIT 766: Understanding Online Presence

Use this guide to locate sources to use for your EDIT 766 course assignments.

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Welcome to the EDIT 766: Understanding Online Presence Infoguide

Use this guide to locate sources to use for your course assignments.

  • Use Effective Research Strategies - Tips for identifying key words and synonyms as well as forming searches
  • Find Articles - Key databases and journals which examine the impact of distance education on teachers and learners
  • Find Books - Search the Mason and Washington Research Library Consortium catalogs for books which examine the impact of distance education on teachers and learners
  • Find Web Resources - Key websites online education related to distance education
  • Write & Cite - Information on Zotero and contacting the Writing Center
  • Get Help - Chat with a librarian or setup an appointment with the Anne Melville Librarian

Course Assignments

Annotated bibliography
You will contribute a total of 8 scholarly articles on the topic of social presence to the class.  Each article will contain full APA citations.

Research Paper
Write a 4--page, double-spaced paper, using 12 pt. Times New Roman font and follow proper APA style guides. This paper should synthesize the literature. Your paper will need to include references from at least 6 scholarly articles. Your paper will include the first two-sections of a research paper, Introduction and Literature Review.  The final papers will be compiled into the course e-zine, “A Teacher’s Guide to StrengtheningCommunity.”

See the course syllabus for complete details

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