RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STUDENTS' PERCEIVED SENSE OF CONNECTEDNESS TO THE INSTRUCTOR AND SATISFACTION IN ONLINE COURSES
While many researchers have sought to identify pedagogical strategies to create a sense of connectedness in online courses, few have investigated e-mail correspondence between student and instructor. The current study addressed this issue and found students' sense of connectedness to be strongly correlated to feedback on assignments, instructor interaction and support, e-mail communication, and overall satisfaction with the online learning experience. When personalized, frequent e-mail correspondence was examined, students who corresponded through such e-mails were more likely to report a perceived sense of connectedness with the instructor, and more likely to report satisfaction with the online course.
Distance education students; Satisfaction;
Quarterly Review of Distance Education
LaBarbera, Robin L., "RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STUDENTS' PERCEIVED SENSE OF CONNECTEDNESS TO THE INSTRUCTOR AND SATISFACTION IN ONLINE COURSES" (2013). Faculty Articles & Research. 172.