Online Social Connectedness: A Grounded Theory

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Edgermi G. Gingoyon, Mark N. Abadiano


This qualitative study aimed to conduct the social connectedness among students engaged in an online learning. The in-depth interviews of the participants exposed emergent themes and a central category on students’ experiences on social connectedness. The generated theory from the data gathered and analyzed unveiled an in-depth understanding on the experiences of how online social connectedness is manifested. The theory generated can also be a basis of designing a lesson during the conduct of teaching-learning process in the online context that promotes connectedness among students.


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