Enhancing Students Online Interactions in Online Learning Environment
Wei-Ying Hsiao, Southern Utah University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Diego, CA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-78-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Online education is widely used in higher education (New Media Consortium, 2007). However, the concerns about quality of eLearning have become an issue. According to Perez (2001) & Hirumi (2002) indicated that the lack of interaction in online courses has a detrimental effect on the quality of online course. The purpose of this study was to investigate students’ perspectives of online graduate course regarding interactions among students by using group presentations through Wimba and subsequently to survey students’ perspectives of interactions with classmates in discussion board. The study was conducted in three graduate Multicultural Education online courses for one semester. Data were collected on in-service teachers’ perspectives of online group presentation through Wimba.
Hsiao, W.Y. (2010). Enhancing Students Online Interactions in Online Learning Environment. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2010--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1464-1468). San Diego, CA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).