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Monday Morning Mentor: How Can Media Richness Theory and Social Presence Theory Improve My Instruction?


Available November 13 – November 19, 2023 

Password: presence974

Link to presentation: https://mondaymorningmentors.com

This program explores how applying Media Richness Theory (MRT) and Social Presence Theory to online course design and instruction can aid overall program retention and student satisfaction. 

In this 20-minute session, youll learn research-based tactics and strategies to engage students as well as how to choose teaching tactics and strategies based on what will be most successful with students. 
Learning Goals 
After this program, participants will be able to: 
  • Define MRT, SRT, and state the applicability and educational value of these theories in course design and instruction 
  • Name specific examples of how, when, and where to use these theories in online instruction 
Topics Covered 
  • Define Media Richness Theory 
  • Define Social Presence Theory 
  • Understand the purpose, applicability and recognize the educational value of MRT and SRT 
  • Demonstrate the importance of applying these theories to course design 
  • Give specific instructional strategies and examples for using Media Richness Theory and Social Presence Theory in a course