Effective Online Communication in Higher Education
Sandra Rogers, University of South Alabama, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Jacksonville, Florida, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-07-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Effective online communication in higher education requires several different interaction treatments: teacher-student, S-S, student-content, and student-learning management system. Why are some educators not providing any format for interactions besides that of student-content, as in independent study? This literature review focuses on how to build effective online communication for college courses. Literature indicates that effective online communication is associated with educators who build the aforementioned interaction treatments into their course design, follow established principles of good education previously identified for face-to- face instruction, provide instructor presence, and integrate a variety of interactive tools to accommodate learner preferences and learner necessities.
Keywords: communication, interaction treatments, online, higher education, Seven Principles of Good Practice in Education, immediacy behaviors
Rogers, S. (2014). Effective Online Communication in Higher Education. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2014--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2614-2625). Jacksonville, Florida, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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