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ERIC Number: EJ847773
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 83
ISSN: ISSN-1492-3831
Online Teaching Effectiveness: A Tale of Two Instructors
Gorsky, Paul; Blau, Ina
International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, v10 n3 Jun 2009
Upon completion of a graduate level course at the Open University of Israel, one instructor received very high student ratings while the other received very low ratings. We utilized this exceptional situation to perform ad hoc analyses of their course forums. The objective of this study was to map the dialogic behavior that occurred and to create suggestions for best practice and for worst practice in terms of active and passive participation, instructor response time, and the extent of teaching presence, social presence, and cognitive presence. (Contains 3 figures and 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel