What’s the real difference between an online degree and a college experience? Social presence!
What Is Social Presence In Online Learning
Exams can be tricky to get right. This is something that we all know, though some would argue this is not much of a limitation. “Left click right click right click” is not one of the best ways to get a decent answer, or to stay with the correct pronunciation. Test your teacher’s experience by watching their answers frame by frame—the teacher will give you a gift you won’t want to let go. As long as you have access to the right type of content, you should be able to get a solid answer right. But sometimes, the best thing you can do is get this covered before heading off to an exam.
The most important thing that an online, on-line learner needs is a good presence. This means having a strong presence on both Facebook and/or LinkedIn. We’ve all been on a social media page from someone else’s account, where we miss a simple comment or error. This won’t happen when it’s someone else’s account that you are using. This is because Facebook has the option to identify which user you are and requires that you “swipe” a link to your page.
LinkedIn has a service called Connected, which allows you to claim your account and simply use it. This means that if any conflict happens on either account and you have both, you can use one and then remove the other after the event has been cleared up. The only thing you can’t do with LinkedIn is, “Following” anybody. But this applies to just about any account, so don’t worry about this. You don’t have to do this if you don’t want to.
Social Presence is a lot like being on your best behavior. It’s an act of minding the details and knowing what you’re doing. Once you’ve got it down, you’ll be able to respond to any question that comes your way.
How To Build Your Social Presence
Now that you know what to do, there are quite a few things you should know. Here are the basics of this all-important activity:
Build a good portfolio. This starts with taking notes on what you do and what you do better. Start by choosing a subject or project that you’re doing and write the details about what you’re doing. What you need to do here is get very specific. Write not only what you are learning, but write what you are doing as well. This will give your students a fairly good idea of your ability to grasp a topic. Keep the notes and images in a folder somewhere you’ll probably use to store files. Put them on a spreadsheet. This is important. Be strategic and place the specific materials that you should take with you on a spreadsheet. You don’t want the students to be able to make note of what you were doing and take that and mix things up later. It needs to be absolutely clear what you did and why you did it. Post pictures. Pictures help because they are more visual than text. Say, for example, you’re teaching someone about astrophysics. By looking at pictures, you can be sure that the students got something of what you’re talking about and make them feel more comfortable listening. This way, they know where they are and what they’re looking at. Make your social presence public. It’s extremely important to post links to the Social Presence on your individual social media accounts or, at the very least, LinkedIn. You should be able to see what the others are doing and make note of each other’s example. If there’s a difference in results, you should look at the “pattern” between the two. Related Articles: How to Prepare for the Exam—Social Presence and Test Prep