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ERIC Number: EJ1144797
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3518
The Relationship between Students' Perceived Sense of Connectedness to the Instructor and Satisfaction in Online Courses
LaBarbera, Robin
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v14 n4 p209-220 2013
While many researchers have sought to identify pedagogical strategies to create a sense of connectedness in online courses, few have investigated e-mail correspondence between student and instructor. The current study addressed this issue and found students' sense of connectedness to be strongly correlated to feedback on assignments, instructor interaction and support, e-mail communication, and overall satisfaction with the online learning experience. When personalized, frequent e-mail correspondence was examined, students who corresponded through such e-mails were more likely to report a perceived sense of connectedness with the instructor, and more likely to report satisfaction with the online course.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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