Attention by proxy? Issues in audience awareness for webcasts to distributed groups

Jeremy P. Birnholtz, Clarissa Mak, Saul Greenberg, Ron Baecker

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

7 Scopus citations

Abstract

Instructor/student interaction in e-learning environments can positively impact both student learning and instructor satisfaction. In online webcast lectures, however, interaction can be difficult because instructors lack basic awareness information about their remote students. Our goal is to better understand the kinds of awareness information that instructors should have if they are to interact frequently and effectively with their students in elearning environments. We conducted an exploratory study - via interviews and observations - of instructor attention in face-to-face classrooms at a large university. Our results imply that a webcast system should provide instructors with overview and detailed data about their students, but that this detailed information should not be displayed publicly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication26th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference Proceedings, CHI 2008
Pages103-106
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event26th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2008 - Florence, Italy
Duration: Apr 5 2008Apr 10 2008

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Other

Other26th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2008
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period4/5/084/10/08

Keywords

  • Attention
  • Awareness
  • E-learning
  • Lectures
  • Webcasting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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