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ERIC Number: EJ875023
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 75
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3518
Identifying "E-mmediacy" Strategies for Web-Based Instruction: A Delphi Study
Slagter van Tryon, Patricia J.; Bishop, M. J.
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v7 n1 p49-62 2006
Despite the continued growth of Web-based courses, and the great promise of anytime, any place learning, it appears that Web-based instruction fails to produce the sense of "social connectedness" often highly valued in face-to-face instruction. The purpose of this study was to identify problems instructors face that impede social connectedness online and to identify expert-recommended strategies for addressing those problems. Using a modified Delphi technique, we surveyed the AECT membership to derive online social connectedness problems. Eleven experts recommended 95 strategies for 9 identified problem areas. Those strategies represent four broad recommendations for enhancing social connectedness online. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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