Investigating interactive features of online instruction: Meta-analysis with qualitative probing
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Mosharraf, Ayesha. 2016. Investigating interactive features of online instruction: Meta-analysis with qualitative probing. --In Proceedings: 12th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 80
Online classes are a mode of education that is rapidly gaining popularity due to its flexibility in terms of both time and place for studying. According to Allen and Seaman (2013), 32% of the students take one or more of online courses during their studies. The trend appears to continue with slight variations. This presentation provides meta-analysis of research literature related to implementation of online programs. It includes qualitative probing within an innovative graduate program related to use of different features of BlackBoard™ Learning Management Systems like discussion board, Collaborate and Instant Messenger as well as the forms of feedback and student-instructor and student-student interactions. Findings illustrate the need for additional support/training about using the existing tools prior to taking disciplines-based online courses. Furthermore, results illustrate various levels of tensions, categorized based on use of different multimedia modes for student – instructor interactions as well as delivery of lectures and resources.
Presented to the 12th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Heskett Center, Wichita State University, April 29, 2016.
Research completed at Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, College of Engineering, and Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education