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Communication Technologies

Effects of Communication Technologies on student teacher relationships

Jared R

on 23 April 2010

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Information and Communication Technologies: Twenty-First Century Relationships in Higher Education Communication Technologies Relationships In Higher Education Method Findings Key Points Research Question
How have various instant messaging devices, along with email, twitter, and social networking websites impacted student’s perception and relationships with their teachers in an academic setting? Communication Technologies In The Classroom Coyle and Vaughn (2008) Aleman and Wartman (2009) Acar (2008) Keep in touch
Not replacement for face-to-face

Impacts the individual
Size of network possitively correlate with extroversion
higher self-esteem---->fewer strangers as friends Use to explore
Develop relationships
Make sense of identity Tagliamonte and Denis (2008) Instant Messaging language
New Hybrid
Evolution of language? Christensen and Menzel (1998) Importance of immediacy
linked to motivation and stimulation Williams and Frymier (2007) 5 motives for out of-class-communication
core dimensions in an interpersonal relationship
Effects of out-of-class communication Junco and Timm (2008) Mazer, Murphy, and Simonds (2008) Student expctations
Teachers behind the curve Usage of humor, stories, enthusiasm, and self-disclosure
Self-disclosure in Facebook self -reporting surveys via surveymonkey.com
The study consisted of 215 participant (178 students, 37 professors)
from Christopher Newport
Two surveys
Designed to assess......
Instant Messaging Composed of multiple choice questions and statement rated via 1-7 Likert scale Ex. If student stated they had a facebook
Statement: I contact my professors frequently through Facebook 1 (Strongly Disagree)<---------------------->7(Strongly Agree) Views of technology
Student-Teacher relationships Usage of 4 different technologies E-mail Facebook InstantMessanger Twitter Percent of Usage 100% 60% 100% 97.6% 15.2% 43.3% 3% 16.6% E-mail Facebook Instant Messanger Twitter By
Jared Rader Professors formal
Students think they are formal
E-mails useful in keeping in touch with current and past students/professors Rare for student-teacher conversation
Very few professors use Students/professors dislike sharing personal info
Professors personal info rarely seen
Most rarely use to keep in touch
Still feel that is a usefull technology to communicate with cureent and past students/professors Some students use personally
Not seen as usefull for student/teacher relationships
Not enough people used twitter to generalize findings Overall Students and teachers find technologies usefull in student-teacher relationships
generational gap
Viewed positively
Professors view more critically
Professors see self and relationships with students more positively

Distributed by E-mail and Facebook
Pilot study- gramatical errors/confusing statements
Likert questions may be limiting
Findings Questions? koo
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