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Converting Live Workshops to an Online Course (Part I)

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In this first blog post in a series, we will discuss a main point of contention against repurposing face-to-face (F2F) workshops into eLearning: loss of human contact and interaction. In an email response, Deb Adair, Director of Quality Matters, called it “ Social Presence,” writing: “Social facilitation effects, for instance, aren’t as powerful in [an] online class. This needs to be kept in mind for online group work – social loafing can be a bigger problem.