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Study Related Terms and Definitions

Teaching Presence

Teaching presence relates to the design and structuring of an online course (instructional design), and the way the instructor leads the students through the learning experience (direct instruction), including feedback and dialogue.

Threaded Discussion

A common feature of online discussion forums that allow students and faculty to display posts and responses in such a way as to visualize the thread of conversations. In some cases, the term “threaded discussion” is used in place of “discussion forum” in online courses.