ERIC Number: EJ1068347
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Instructional Immediacy and the Seven Principles: Strategies for Facilitating Online Courses
Hutchins, Holly M.
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, v6 n3 Fall 2003
In this article, the author describes the current state of research on web-based instruction and posits new directions to expand the current paradigm. Issues of faculty attitude and support toward distance education, instructional immediacy, and the Seven Principles of Good Practice in Undergraduate Education (Chickering and Gamson, 1986) relative to web-based instruction will also be presented as variables in need of further attention in distance education research. Finally, the author describes how the constructs of immediacy and the Seven Principles could expand the current framework of research to include strategies that could better enable instructors to better achieve desired student outcomes in web-based courses.
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology, Teacher Attitudes, Online Courses, Teacher Student Relationship, Computer Mediated Communication, Success, Academic Achievement, Teacher Role, Peer Relationship, Cooperation, Active Learning, Feedback (Response), Time on Task, Teacher Expectations of Students, Student Diversity, Cognitive Style, College Faculty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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