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ERIC Number: EJ1018175
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1303-6521
Bridging the Students' and Instructor's Experiences: Exploring Instructional Potential of Videoconference in Multi-Campus Universities
Szeto, Elson
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, v13 n1 p64-72 Jan 2014
Videoconferencing was often used to distribute live or pre-recorded lectures to students at remote sites. This paper reports a recent study of videoconferencing as a form of technology-enabled learning and teaching in higher education. Videoconferencing was integrated in a blended synchronous approach to teaching remote and face-to-face students in a multi-campus Chinese university. The study focused on first-year engineering students' learning and instructor's teaching experiences, reflecting the instructional potential of videoconferencing. A qualitative approach to examining these experiences was adopted. The findings inform: (1) the instructional potential of videoconference on transforming instructional performance in a blended synchronous virtual environment; and (2) the learning experiences were characterized in a synchronous perceptual differences between the face-to-face and online modalities. The implications of the findings to utlilise the videoconferencing potential in the context of multi-campus university learning and teaching are also discussed.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
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