Creating a Teacher Presence Online: Perspectives in Exercise Science

Activity: Engagement and professional developmentContent creation/deliveryAcademic


The COVID-19 pandemic has propelled learning online, replacing face to face interactions with asynchronous delivery techniques such as recorded lectures and activities, alongside synchronous virtual classrooms (Rapanta et al., 2020). These changes support accessibility and convenience for students even
beyond COVID-19, however, both the student and educator face multiple barriers including motivation, social engagement and community, technological issues and issues with pedagogical delivery (Muilenburg & Berge, 2005). Creating a teacher presence has been identified as a key element in student engagement and improving learning outcomes (Singh & Robbins, 2020). So, how do we create a teacher presence in an online learning environment? Four academics in exercise science and exercise physiology have provided
commentary regarding current and emerging technology to create a teacher presence online.
Held atAllied Health, Exercise and Sports Sciences