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ERIC Number: EJ982684
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1939-5256
Interpersonal Interaction in Online Learning: Experienced Online Instructors' Perceptions of Influencing Factors
York, Cindy S.; Richardson, Jennifer C.
Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, v16 n4 p83-98 Jun 2012
A multitude of factors influence interpersonal interaction between students and instructors in an online course. This study examines perceptions of six experienced online instructors to determine factors they believe increase interaction among their students and between the students and instructor of online courses. The end result is an inventory of strategies that can be used by novice and experienced online instructors alike to impact interpersonal interaction in online courses. Factors include group work, course environment, model use, community, discussion question type and assessment, feedback type and medium, immediacy behaviors, discourse guidelines, and instructor participation. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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