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High school

2008

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A Study Of Digital Communication Tools Used In Online High School Courses, Nathan Putney Jan 2008

A Study Of Digital Communication Tools Used In Online High School Courses, Nathan Putney

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The purpose of this study was to determine the degree to which selected communication tools used by teachers who teach online are positively perceived by their students in improving feelings of self-efficacy and motivation, and which tools may be perceived to be significantly more effective than the others. Students from the Florida Virtual School, a leader in online course delivery for grades 6-12, were surveyed to find their perceptions about how their teachers' use of email, Instant Messaging, chat, the telephone, discussion area, whiteboard, and assignment feedback affected their motivation and success in an online high school course. Correlations were ...