This study examines and compares social presence perceived in a virtual world environment and students’ learning satisfaction in distance learning and traditional classroom settings. Our findings indicate that social presence is related to students’ learning satisfaction in both settings. The comparative analysis shows no significant difference between two classes in perceived social presence and overall learning experience. The results suggest that learning satisfaction is related with a variety of technologies used in the course delivery.
Zhang, Chi, "Using Virtual World Learning Environment as a Course Component in Both Distacne Learning and Traditional Classroom: Implications for Technology Chouce in Course Delivery" (2010). SAIS 2010 Proceedings. 35.