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ERIC Number: EJ821034
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 92
ISSN: ISSN-1536-3759
Teacher-Student Interaction and Learning in Online Theological Education. Part II: Additional Theoretical Frameworks
Heinemann, Mark H.
Christian Higher Education, v4 n4 p277-297 Oct 2005
Many theological educators ask how on-line classes can provide students with the kind of personal teacher-student interaction that is needed in a healthy and holistic approach to preparation for ministry. A quantitative study was undertaken for the purpose of examining the relationships between three major types of teacher-student interaction (organizational, social, and intellectual) and two types of learning outcomes (cognitive and affective). Seminary students from nine seminaries accredited by the Association of Theological Schools were invited to complete a Web-based survey about their experience in on-line courses. In the first section of this four-part series, the research concern was introduced and an examination of the theoretical framework was begun with a review of literature relevant to the characteristics, facilitation, and purposes of teacher-student interaction in on-line higher education. This second section continues the examination of the relevant literature with a review of theories dealing with teacher-student interaction in online higher education. In addition, the teacher-student relationship in theological education, learning outcomes in higher education, and the Web-based survey research approach used in this study are considered. (Contains 1 footnote.) [For Part I, see EJ821030.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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