In-service Teachers’ Perspectives of Enhancing Asynchronous Classroom Interaction with a Face-to-Face Real-time Meeting Software

By Wei-Ying Hsiao.

Published by The Technology Collection

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National Standards for Quality Online Teaching state that engaging students in the learning process and promoting learning through group interaction is one of their designated, high quality online teaching standards. However, the lack of social interaction has become an issue in online courses, especially in an asynchronous environment. The purpose of this study is to discover in-service teachers’ perspectives of typical online course interaction, and if the group interaction is enhanced through the use of an online course meeting tool—in this case Wimba. The study was conducted in three Multicultural Education asynchronous online courses for one semester. Data were collected on in-service teachers’ perspectives of interactions with classmates, the instructor, learning materials, and technology.

Keywords: Online Class Interaction, Wimba, Adobe Presenter

The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp.27-40. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 3.968MB).

Dr. Wei-Ying Hsiao

Associate Professor, Graduate Studies in Education, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT, USA

Dr. Wei-Ying Hsiao is an associate professor in Graduate Studies in Education at Southern Utah University, USA. She has taught Educational Psychology and Curriculum in undergraduate; in addition, she has been teaching Assessment, Classroom Management, Multicultural Education, Becoming a Master Teacher, and Proposal writing both in online and face-to-face courses in graduate studies. Her recently research projects are including diversity and multicultural education in the curriculum, integrated technology into curriculum, pre- and in-service teachers’ beliefs on technology teaching projects, learner –centered approach and learning environment, and online learning environment.

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