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Opening Communication Channels: Improving an Online Class for Preservice Teachers PROCEEDINGS

, University of Hawaii at Manoa, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Communications research has suggested that teacher immediacy is a critical component in improving student learning and satisfaction in the face-to-face classroom. However, reproducing this effect in asynchronous online classes remains a challenge. Increasing communication channels is one way to impact immediacy through image, sound and video. This study looks at how research on communication was used to improve an online course in educational technology for preservice teachers who are novice distance learners.

Citation

Hoffman, E. (2008). Opening Communication Channels: Improving an Online Class for Preservice Teachers. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 443-448). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 17, 2018 from .

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