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ERIC Number: EJ1127644
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2159-0281
Using Multimedia to Build a Sense of Community with Online Distance Learners
Ashton, Jennifer
Journal of Instructional Research, v3 p97-106 2014
Online students often experience feelings of isolation and a lack of a sense of community from the institutions they attend (Palloff & Pratt, 1999). However, by implementing a variety of multimedia tools into the online classroom, students can hear and possibly even see their instructors. In this present study, a combination of live video chat, text messaging, and recorded videos were integrated as supplemental learning options in a student teaching course for future educators. These students, who were in the last course of their program, offered pre- and post-survey feedback describing the degree to which select multimedia tools had an impact on their learning process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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