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E-motional Interaction Between Teaching Assistants and Students:Expressing emotions via WebCT
Unformatted Document Text:  Teaching, Emotion, & Technology 17 The study’s answer to this question is “yes”: students express their emotions through electronic interaction via WebCT e-mail when they initiate e-mails to their teaching assistants. Out of 74 student-initiated e-mails analyzed, 43 were SIWE e-mails. RQ2: Do teaching assistants express their emotions to students through electronic communication via e-mail when answering to e-mails initiated by students? The results show that teaching assistants tend to express their emotions through e-mails when answering to e-mails initiated by students. Out of 74 student-initiated e-mails (both SIWE and SINE), 51 received TARWE emails. RQ3: What types of emotions are being expressed in such interaction by teaching assistants and students? SIWE e-mails were organized into six general themes according to emotions expressed in the e-mails. The emotional trends that emerged from our analysis consist of apology, promise, disappointment, sincerity, hope, and disclosure. TARWE e-mails were organized into five themes. They include emotional support, sincerity, disclosure, friendliness, and disappointment. As mentioned earlier, 74 student-initiated e-mails and the following exchanges were examined, forty-three of which were student-initiated e-mails containing emotional words (SIWE). Of the SIWE e-mails, apology was the most commonly found theme. For example, in a chain between student Derek and a TA (e-mails #32-32e), Derek writes his TA to apologize for not attending class on the day he was supposed to give his speech. Derek writes (#32), “I am sorry I was not attending class today … I have no excuse other then I slept through my alarm” [sic]. The TA replies (#32a) demonstrating a TARWE theme, disappointment, by writing, Why do you expect to be able to just go the next day? We are on a very tight time schedule and did I ever give you the impression that missing a speech was okay?

Authors: Tsetsura, Katerina., Bigam, Mellisa., Buford, Laura. and Chen, Xiaolei.
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Teaching, Emotion, & Technology 17
The study’s answer to this question is “yes”: students express their emotions through
electronic interaction via WebCT e-mail when they initiate e-mails to their teaching assistants. Out
of 74 student-initiated e-mails analyzed, 43 were SIWE e-mails.
RQ2: Do teaching assistants express their emotions to students through electronic
communication via e-mail when answering to e-mails initiated by students?
The results show that teaching assistants tend to express their emotions through e-mails
when answering to e-mails initiated by students. Out of 74 student-initiated e-mails (both SIWE and
SINE), 51 received TARWE emails.
RQ3: What types of emotions are being expressed in such interaction by teaching assistants
and students?
SIWE e-mails were organized into six general themes according to emotions expressed in
the e-mails. The emotional trends that emerged from our analysis consist of apology, promise,
disappointment, sincerity, hope, and disclosure.
TARWE e-mails were organized into five themes. They include emotional support,
sincerity, disclosure, friendliness, and disappointment.
As mentioned earlier, 74 student-initiated e-mails and the following exchanges were
examined, forty-three of which were student-initiated e-mails containing emotional words (SIWE).
Of the SIWE e-mails, apology was the most commonly found theme. For example, in a chain
between student Derek and a TA (e-mails #32-32e), Derek writes his TA to apologize for not
attending class on the day he was supposed to give his speech. Derek writes (#32), “I am sorry I was
not attending class today … I have no excuse other then I slept through my alarm” [sic].
The TA replies (#32a) demonstrating a TARWE theme, disappointment, by writing,
Why do you expect to be able to just go the next day? We are on a very tight time
schedule and did I ever give you the impression that missing a speech was okay?


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