Computer-Mediated Communication in the Online Classroom
Marios Miltiadou, Ministry of Education and Culture, Cyprus
IJET Volume 7, Number 4, ISSN 1077-9124 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Online education is one of the most dynamic and enriching forms of learning that exist today. The online environment offers appealing educational alternatives and provides life-long learning opportunities for those whom a traditional university setting does not work. Online education depends on the Internet and computer-mediated communication (CMC) systems for the delivery of instruction and interaction between students and instructors. Computer-mediated communication is still a fairly new development in education and many online students encounter various difficulties with such technologies. Novice students, for example, tend to feel apprehensive about using CMC systems and the Internet in ways that may jeopardize intellectual interaction and their ability to succeed in an online course. Students who do not feel comfortable with online technologies tend to spend more time trying to figure out how to use them to communicate with instructors, submit online assignments, or download class-related material from the course's web site. As a result, these students tend to spend less time working on the actual course content. Additional research is needed to determine students' self-efficacy beliefs with online technologies. Such findings would enable instructors to provide immediate remediation to students early in the semester. Such actions might increase interaction and lower attrition rates.
Miltiadou, M. (2001). Computer-Mediated Communication in the Online Classroom. International Journal of Educational Telecommunications, 7(4), 407-419. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 26, 2023 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/9533/.
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