All Academic, Inc. Research Logo

Info/CitationFAQResearchAll Academic Inc.
Document

E-motional Interaction Between Teaching Assistants and Students:Expressing emotions via WebCT
Unformatted Document Text:  Teaching, Emotion, & Technology 3 E-motional Interaction Between Teaching Assistants and Students: Expressing emotions via WebCT Many changes are taking place in today’s society, in large part because of the increase in new information and communication technologies. Almost every aspect of one’s life has been touched by these now common inventions, such as: on an industrial level, they have opened the door to the globalization of the workplace and improved efficiency of doing business; on a more personal level, these technologies have increased our ability to stay in touch with friends and family, no matter the time or the place; likewise, these technologies have opened many doors in the educational realm. The advent of electronic mail, video-conferencing, the Internet, personal and laptop computers, and high-speed Internet access, just to name a few, has radically altered the ways to conduct the classroom. These new technologies that some universities are now utilizing to facilitate learning both inside and outside of the classroom have the potential to dramatically change the social dynamics between teachers and their students. The traditional classroom is limited to face-to-face interaction between the participants, whereas electronic communication limits this integral type of communication between teacher and student and also expands the classroom to cyberspace. This study is an attempt to understand some challenges posed by instituting computer-mediated instructional tools and, more specifically, how those tools affect the emotional aspects of teaching as experienced by graduate student teaching assistants. This study is the first of its kind to examine how emotions of teaching assistants and students as expressed via electronic communication, particularly via WebCT e-mails are used as a part of outside-of-class communication between a teacher and a student. Because there is little prior research to guide this project, this study can be considered exploratory. The importance of the study is obvious: electronic communication between teaching assistants and students is an important part

Authors: Tsetsura, Katerina., Bigam, Mellisa., Buford, Laura. and Chen, Xiaolei.
first   previous   Page 3 of 67   next   last



background image
Teaching, Emotion, & Technology 3
E-motional Interaction Between Teaching Assistants and Students:
Expressing emotions via WebCT
Many changes are taking place in today’s society, in large part because of the increase in
new information and communication technologies. Almost every aspect of one’s life has been
touched by these now common inventions, such as: on an industrial level, they have opened the
door to the globalization of the workplace and improved efficiency of doing business; on a more
personal level, these technologies have increased our ability to stay in touch with friends and
family, no matter the time or the place; likewise, these technologies have opened many doors in the
educational realm. The advent of electronic mail, video-conferencing, the Internet, personal and
laptop computers, and high-speed Internet access, just to name a few, has radically altered the ways
to conduct the classroom.
These new technologies that some universities are now utilizing to facilitate learning both
inside and outside of the classroom have the potential to dramatically change the social dynamics
between teachers and their students. The traditional classroom is limited to face-to-face interaction
between the participants, whereas electronic communication limits this integral type of
communication between teacher and student and also expands the classroom to cyberspace. This
study is an attempt to understand some challenges posed by instituting computer-mediated
instructional tools and, more specifically, how those tools affect the emotional aspects of teaching
as experienced by graduate student teaching assistants.
This study is the first of its kind to examine how emotions of teaching assistants and
students as expressed via electronic communication, particularly via WebCT e-mails are used as a
part of outside-of-class communication between a teacher and a student. Because there is little prior
research to guide this project, this study can be considered exploratory. The importance of the study
is obvious: electronic communication between teaching assistants and students is an important part


Convention
Submission, Review, and Scheduling! All Academic Convention can help with all of your abstract management needs and many more. Contact us today for a quote!
Submission - Custom fields, multiple submission types, tracks, audio visual, multiple upload formats, automatic conversion to pdf.
Review - Peer Review, Bulk reviewer assignment, bulk emails, ranking, z-score statistics, and multiple worksheets!
Reports - Many standard and custom reports generated while you wait. Print programs with participant indexes, event grids, and more!
Scheduling - Flexible and convenient grid scheduling within rooms and buildings. Conflict checking and advanced filtering.
Communication - Bulk email tools to help your administrators send reminders and responses. Use form letters, a message center, and much more!
Management - Search tools, duplicate people management, editing tools, submission transfers, many tools to manage a variety of conference management headaches!
Click here for more information.

first   previous   Page 3 of 67   next   last

©2012 All Academic, Inc.