Episode 3: Instructor Social Presence in eLearning (feat. Dr. Sonny Rosenthal)

This week, Dr. Robby Ratan speaks with his esteemed guest, Dr. Sonny Rosenthal, about Rosenthal’s research on live composite video lectures, touching on his recent publication on the topic and offering insight into current and planned studies. Rosenthal is an assistant professor at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University. He received his B.A. in Communication and Drama at the University of Washington in 2004. Then in 2006 he earned his M.A. in Communication at Washington State University, and in 2011 earned a Ph.D. in Advertising at The University of Texas at Austin.


His research focuses on environmental studies and research involving climate change. He has plans to conduct a survey in Singapore looking at how to influence attitudes toward recycling through education. He is also involved with Communication and Media and Quantitative Social Research, including the third-person effect.


Rosenthal has a YouTube channel named Lecturecise that you can check out here.