The effectiveness of post-secondary Web based communication in the University of Central Florida's online educational setting
Brandon Hinchman, University of Central Florida, United States
University of Central Florida . Awarded
While technology continues to advance, so do methods of learning. In post-secondary education during the twentieth century, the traditional classroom setting was geared toward auditory instruction and face-to-face peer interaction. Not only was this the most efficient means of instruction for the time period but the only means. Along with the advent of communication technology came the concept of Web courses.
Web courses have expanded the means by which students can experience course lectures and have beckoned the use of updated media by which such lectures can take place. Such media include threaded discussions, chat rooms and e-mail. At the University of Central Florida, the gradual change from WebCT to Webcourses offered students more direct contact with updated threaded discussions and more centralized communication on the whole. The quality of such communication measures has been in question, though, and the effectiveness of such online communication methods is the focus of my research.
Hinchman, B. The effectiveness of post-secondary Web based communication in the University of Central Florida's online educational setting. Master's thesis, University of Central Florida.
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