Student perceptions of the instructor's relational characteristics, the classroom communication experience, and the interaction involvement in face-to-face versus video conference instruction

Laura Umphrey, Jeffrey A. Wickersham, John C. Sherblom

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Abstract

The present study examined student perceptions of the instructor's relational characteristics, classroom communication experience, and interaction involvement in courses taken face-to-face and in a video conference context. MANCOVA results showed significant differences between these contexts, with more negative student ratings of instructor immediacy and receptivity; classroom communication connectedness/mutuality, satisfaction, and quality; and interaction involvement occurring in the video conference classroom context than in the face-to-face context. A path analysis modeled the relationships among these perceptions of instructor characteristics, classroom communication experience, and interaction involvement. Based on this model, suggestions for improving student perceptions of the instructor, classroom communication, and interaction involvement in video conference courses are offered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)102-114
Number of pages13
JournalCommunication Research Reports
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

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Keywords

  • Classroom Experience
  • Face–to–face
  • Interactivity
  • Relational Characteristics
  • Video Conference

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication

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