In order to determine the efficacy of TelePresence in supporting teaching and learning, a survey study was conducted to assess the experience and perceptions of the faculty and students in courses delivered through TelePresence. The survey questions were designed around four components: perceived connection, stability, ease of use, and support for teaching and learning. 18 faculty members and 46 students from a medium-sized public comprehensive university completed the survey. The results of the study are largely positive across the four components, with both faculty and students indicating a low incidence of problems with the functionality of TelePresence and a demonstrated connectedness between classroom participants. The survey respondents also provided specific comments and suggestions on how to make the TelePresence more effective for teaching and learning.
Cai, Q. (2015, January 8). Synchronous Social Presence Experiences: Student and Faculty Perceptions of Courses Delivered via TelePresence. Presented for the 2015 Teaching and Learning with TelePresence Conference, Mankato, MN.
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