Transformed telepresence and its association with learning in computer-supported collaborative learning: a case study in English learning and its evaluation

Yu-Liang Ting, Yaming Tai, Jun Horng Chen

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Telepresence has been playing an important role in a mediated learning environment. However, the current design of telepresence seems to be dominated by the emulation of physical human presence. With reference to social constructivism learning and the recognition of individuals as intelligent entities, this study explored the transformation of telepresence and its association with learning. A sample practice was performed and evaluated to understand students’ response toward the transformed telepresence. The results revealed that students recognized the presence of their peers in the transformed telepresence, and this enhanced their interest in the related activity conducted in the mediated learning environment. More importantly, students reported various cognitive processes of learning and new thoughts regarding the subject content. The findings of this study suggest that transformed telepresence creates a specific medium for human expression with particular properties and powers. This medium offers a new aspect of collaboration among participants for enhancing language learning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)382-396
Number of pages15
JournalInteractive Learning Environments
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Apr 3



  • Cooperative/collaborative learning
  • mobile learning
  • telepresence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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