Enhancing traditional classroom instruction through computer mediated communications
Ruppert Michele L.
Brinkley, Douglas F.
Haga, William J.
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This thesis examines the enhancement of traditional classroom instruction through the use of computer mediated communications (CMC). It explores student and instructor involvement with the use of CMC technology. Students must interact with fellow students and the teaching faculty to learn and CMC technology will facilitate this interaction. Previous research on CMC is surveyed. The CMC climate in a graduate level course is examined. The findings indicate that CMC may improve the pedagogical course framework. Recommendations include a policy stating traditional courses will be taught with CMC technologies, traditional courses should be structured properly with both course materials and CMC technologies and a training program must be implemented for both the teaching faculty and students.