Using Asynchronous Audio Feedback: “Enhance Teaching Presence and Students’ Sense of Community”

This presentation is offered to all CSU Chico faculty by Wimba.

Presenters: Philip Ice, University of North Carolina Charlotte, Reagan Curtis & Perry Phillips, West Virginia University, and John Wells, Virginia Tech
Date: August 12th, 2008
Time: 11:00am to 12:00pm Pacific Time

Place: Online – Register Here
Wimba’s Training Description:

This presentation reports the findings of a case study in which audio feedback replaced text-based feedback in synchronous courses. Previous research has demonstrated that participants in online courses can build effective learning communities through text-based communication alone.

Similarly, it has been demonstrated that instructors for online courses can adequately project immediacy behaviors using text-based communication. However, we believed that the inclusion of an auditory element might strengthen both the sense of community and the instructor’s ability to affect more personalized communication with students.

Our findings revealed extremely high student satisfaction with embedded asynchronous audio feedback as compared to asynchronous text only feedback.

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