Students Want Face Time

According to a recent research paper featured in MERLOT‘s JOLT-Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, students sent an overwhelmingly positive message that they do feel more connected to instructors when they are able to view a live video of the instructor.  In her report, “Student Perceptions of the Use of Instructor-Made Videos in Online and Face-to-Face Classes”, Katherine Kensinger Rose describes results from a study conducted to examine students’ perceptions about the use of instructor-made videos that provided explanations of course assignments, syllabus requirements, discussed weekly topics, reviewed for exams, and answered student questions in video format in both a 100% online course and in several face-to-face courses.