Improving Instructor Presence in an Online Introductory Astronomy Course through Video Demonstrations

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/617216
Title:
Improving Instructor Presence in an Online Introductory Astronomy Course through Video Demonstrations
Authors:
Scott, Miller; Stephen, Redman
Abstract:
We created a series of videos for an online introductory astronomy course at the Pennsylvania State University in part to address the lack of personal presence in online courses. Based on surveys administered to the students during the semester, we found that these videos were effective in creating an instructor presence within the online course. We also found that students who perceived a strong instructor presence had a more positive attitude toward the course. Additionally, there is a correlation between the students’ perceptions of how helpful a video is with how enjoyable they rated it, but no correlation between the perceived helpfulness of a video and student performance on video-specific questions, suggesting that students are not good at assessing video helpfulness.
Affiliation:
Sam Houston State University
Citation:
Miller, S. T., & Redman, S. L. (2010). Enhancing student performance in an online introductory astronomy course with video demonstrations. Astronomy Education Review, 9(1), 010114.
Journal:
Astronomy Education Review
Issue Date:
2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/617216
Document Source:
Peer-reviewed
Language:
en_US
Type Of Resource:
Empirical Research
Empirical Methodology:
Quantitative
Learning Environment:
Formal
Subjects:
College Students
Construct:
Affective Variables; Research & Methods Assessment
Content:
n/a
Nation:
Canada
Appears in Collections:
Astronomy Education Research

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dc.contributor.authorScott, Milleren
dc.contributor.authorStephen, Redmanen
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-29T17:53:20Z-
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dc.date.issued2010en
dc.identifier.citationMiller, S. T., & Redman, S. L. (2010). Enhancing student performance in an online introductory astronomy course with video demonstrations. Astronomy Education Review, 9(1), 010114.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11290/617216-
dc.description.abstractWe created a series of videos for an online introductory astronomy course at the Pennsylvania State University in part to address the lack of personal presence in online courses. Based on surveys administered to the students during the semester, we found that these videos were effective in creating an instructor presence within the online course. We also found that students who perceived a strong instructor presence had a more positive attitude toward the course. Additionally, there is a correlation between the students’ perceptions of how helpful a video is with how enjoyable they rated it, but no correlation between the perceived helpfulness of a video and student performance on video-specific questions, suggesting that students are not good at assessing video helpfulness.en
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dc.titleImproving Instructor Presence in an Online Introductory Astronomy Course through Video Demonstrationsen
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dc.contributor.departmentSam Houston State Universityen
dc.identifier.journalAstronomy Education Reviewen
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dc.istar.constructResearch & Methods Assessmenten
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