ERIC Number: ED436811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Interactive Television Instructors' Perceptions of Students' Nonverbal Responsiveness and Their Influence on Distance Teaching.
Mottet, Timothy P.
The objective of this study was to examine the relationships between interactive television instructors' perceptions of students' nonverbal responsiveness and the influence of these perceptions on distance teaching. The study yielded three general conclusions. First, interactive television instructors' perceptions of students' nonverbal responsiveness are positively related to their impressions of students, their perceptions of their teaching effectiveness and satisfaction, their perceptions of teacher-student interpersonal relationships, and their preference for teaching in the interactive television classroom as opposed to the face-to-face classroom. The second conclusion is that instructors' perceptions of students' nonverbal responsiveness and the various teaching process variables are significantly higher in the traditional face-to-face classroom than in the interactive television classroom. The third conclusion is that receiving both visual and audible nonverbal cues via two-way audio/video versus two-way audio/one-way video delivery systems increases positive perceptions of both students and the distance teaching process. Contains 34 references, and 10 tables and a figure of data. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association (85th, Chicago, Illinois, November 4-7, 1999). Submitted for publication in the Journal "Communication Education."