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Instructor Immediacy in Synchronous e-Learning Environments

, Ort Braude Engineering College, Israel ; , Technion-Israel Technological Institute, Israel

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lugano, Switzerland ISBN 978-1-880094-53-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


This paper presents the results of a study which aims to research the immediacy-related interactions between students and instructors in synchronous e-learning environments. The target population was composed of circa 100 students, during 12 consecutive weekly sessions. To augment the immediacy, the instructors used a feedback-monitoring tool. The research has found a strong correlation between students' satisfaction and instructors' immediacy, measured or perceived. It also has found that no correlation exists between students' perceived learning and the instructors' content-related behavior. We point out to the limitations of the study and propose further research paths.


Soreanu, P. & Saucan, E. (2004). Instructor Immediacy in Synchronous e-Learning Environments. In L. Cantoni & C. McLoughlin (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2004--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3001-3005). Lugano, Switzerland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 24, 2019 from .


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