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Incorporating teacher-student dialogue into digital course material : Usage patterns and first experiences (2020)


Tirronen, Ville; Lappalainen, Vesa; Isomöttönen, Ville; Lakanen, Antti-Jussi; Taipalus, Toni; Nieminen, Paavo; Ogbechie, Anthony (2020). Incorporating teacher-student dialogue into digital course material : Usage patterns and first experiences. In FIE 2020 : Proceedings of the 50th IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (Conference proceedings : Frontiers in Education Conference. IEEE. DOI: 10.1109/FIE44824.2020.9274123


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All authors or editors: Tirronen, Ville; Lappalainen, Vesa; Isomöttönen, Ville; Lakanen, Antti-Jussi; Taipalus, Toni; Nieminen, Paavo; Ogbechie, Anthony

Parent publication: FIE 2020 : Proceedings of the 50th IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference

Conference:

  • Frontiers in Education Conference

Place and date of conference: Uppsala, Sweden, 21.-24.10.2020

ISBN: 978-1-7281-8962-8

eISBN: 9781728189611

Journal or series: Conference proceedings : Frontiers in Education Conference

ISSN: 1539-4565

eISSN: 2377-634X

Publication year: 2020

Publisher: IEEE

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE44824.2020.9274123

Open Access: Other way freely accessible online

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/73098

Web address where publication is available: https://www.fie2020.org/abstracts-and-papers/


Abstract

This work-in-progress research investigates teacher-student communication via Learning Management Systems (LMS) in highly populated courses. An LMS called TIM (The Interactive Material) includes a specific commenting technology that attempts to make teacher-student dialog effortless. The research goal is to explore students’ willingness to use the technology and identify patterns of usage. To these ends, a survey with both Likert and open-ended questions was issued to CS1 and CS2 students. A favorable student evaluation was observed while several critical viewpoints that inform technology development were revealed. We noticed that besides appreciating the possibility of making comments, many students found benefit from peripheral participation without being active in commenting themselves. Informal communication appared to be preferred, and the commenting technology was considered second to best channel in this regard, following face-to-face interaction. The results are discussed in the light of Transactional Distance Theory and related literature to inform basic research.


Keywords: virtual learning environments; teaching technology; distance studies; interaction

Free keywords: learning management systems; educational technology; distance learning


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