Does increasing communication through virtual learning environments enhance student perceptions of lecturers?
International Education Journal, 7 (5).
||The current study was conducted in an effort to determine whether increased levels of communication using VLEs alters student perceptions of lecturers. Eighty-six MSc students in Computing Science participated by using She and Fisher’s (2002) Teacher Communication Behavior Questionnaire (TCBQ). In addition to using the questionnaire, data from the electronic class site was used to make determinations about quality and quantity of communication. Two types of classrooms were evaluated: 1) a control condition in which the lecturer did not alter any communication aspect of the module, and 2) the experimental condition in which the lecturer posted weekly discussion topics. Significant differences were found by cultural background and gender of the students. The bulletin board postings in the experimental condition were more heavily content-based than the control condition ones. The consistency in discussion topic of the experimental condition postings, both bulletin board and email, were more fluid than in the control condition. Article peer refereed
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