Technology-Mediated Synchronous Virtual Education: An Empirical Study
Many higher education institutions have used Internet technology to develop virtual education for a new generation of college students. In this research, the authors assessed the relative effectiveness of two technology-mediated learning environments for synchronous higher education compared to a traditional face-to-face learning environment. Specifically, they assessed the effects of these three learning environments on interactivity, perceived learning, and satisfaction when different instructional strategies were used. The authors' findings suggest that learning environments interact with instructional strategies to affect the learners' perception of learning and satisfaction. Their findings also support the proposition that the new generation of college students prefer to interact with others using technology.
Chen, X., & Siau, K. (2016). Technology-Mediated Synchronous Virtual Education: An Empirical Study. Journal of Database Management, 27(4), pp. 39-63. IGI Global.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.4018/JDM.2016100103
Business and Information Technology
Keywords and Phrases
Computer aided instruction; Education; Interactive computer graphics; Students; Virtual reality; Interactivity; Media richness; Perceived learning; Second Life; Social presence; Transactional distance; Virtual worlds; Web conferencing; E-learning; Classroom Interactivity
International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)
Article - Journal
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01 Oct 2016