Understanding strategies of teacher-student interaction: the impact on student experience and learning outcomes in online education

Kille, Tarryn L. (2016) Understanding strategies of teacher-student interaction: the impact on student experience and learning outcomes in online education. In: Creating teacher immediacy in online learning environments. Advances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design (AETID). Information Science Reference (IGI Global), Hershey, PA. United States, pp. 212-234. ISBN 978-1-4666-9995-3


In this chapter, we discuss the application of teaching strategies as a vehicle for investigating teacher immediacy in the online environment. Through the presentation of a descriptive case study, the chapter explores the theoretical perspective of strategies that intend to reduce psychological distance in the online environment. Specifically, the issue of effective interaction is investigated, including: (1) the application of formative feedback practices; (2) the application of student self-assessment to encourage deeper learning; and (3) the integration of rubric use in assessment activities. The chapter concludes, recommending that practical application of teaching strategies such as: (1) using rubrics; and (2) encouraging student self-assessment, has the effect of enhancing teaching interaction and improving both the student experience and the student learning outcomes in an online environment. The chapter aims to contribute to the literature associated with online university education by validating best practices which assists in developing more effective online courses.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2018 05:33
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2018 04:01
Uncontrolled Keywords: online education; teacher-student interaction
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-995-3.ch011
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/33744

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