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Effects of Online Faculty Immediacy Behaviors on Student Performance
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, Kaplan University, United States ; , Kaplan Inc., United States ; , Kaplan University, United States

Global TIME, in Online, Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Abstract

This study investigated whether online university faculty immediacy behaviors, or behaviors intended to create a greater sense of connection between teachers and students, can reduce the sense of isolation and social disconnection that students tend to feel in online courses. Four types of behaviors were analyzed – general communication, discussion boards, grading and feedback, and seminar behaviors. Only general communication activities were related to improvements on a measure of student engagement and performance, a finding that will be used to help faculty improve their communication strategies and to strengthen the evaluation of faculty performance.

Citation

Gitin, E., Niemi, D. & Levin, J. (2012). Effects of Online Faculty Immediacy Behaviors on Student Performance. In Proceedings of Global TIME -Online Conference on Technology, Innovation, Media & Education (pp. 89-94). Online,: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 22, 2019 from .

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