An Examination of Preferences for Social Presence in Online Courses with Regard to Personality Type

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The purpose of this research was to examine the connections between personality types as illustrated by the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and the desire for social presence components within a technology based learning environment. Participants in the study were undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an educational technology program at a public university in the State of Texas. The study employed a mixed-method qualitative approach that utilized a paired comparison evaluation, a personality assessment, and semi-structured interviews. Results showed that the components of organization and feedback were thought to best foster social presence in technology based learning environments and that ... continued below

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Rose, Daniel Merritt August 2012.

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The purpose of this research was to examine the connections between personality types as illustrated by the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and the desire for social presence components within a technology based learning environment. Participants in the study were undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in an educational technology program at a public university in the State of Texas. The study employed a mixed-method qualitative approach that utilized a paired comparison evaluation, a personality assessment, and semi-structured interviews. Results showed that the components of organization and feedback were thought to best foster social presence in technology based learning environments and that there was no real difference between the personality types of introverts versus extroverts and judgers versus perceivers.

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Rose, Daniel Merritt. An Examination of Preferences for Social Presence in Online Courses with Regard to Personality Type, dissertation, August 2012; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc177247/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .