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Even with the volume of text-based communication that is common in online courses, students and instructors frequently report a feeling of isolation. This may be partly due to the lack of visual and audio cues that naturally occur in a traditional classroom. Screen recording technologies provide a way to increase presence as they can offer the opportunity to see and hear the instructor. Screen recording technologies are readily available, easy-to-use, web-based tools that can positively impact instructor-student connections, improve student satisfaction, and increase instructor presence. Instructor presence is indicated as a best practice for online teaching and learning. A six-semester study provides evidence of the effectiveness of using screen recordings to address these issues.


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