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Title: AIM for Better Student Learning: Using Instant Messaging to Facilitate Improved Instructor-Student Communication PDF
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Creator: Erickson, Jared
Klosky, J. Ledlie
Ressler, Stephen J.
Publisher: United States Military Academy
Description: This paper describes an experiment in which the instructors in two different undergraduate engineering mechanics courses used America Online Instant Messenger (AIM) as the principal means of communication with their students outside the classroom. Following a brief summary of current trends in instant messaging, we describe the experiment and the two courses in which it was conducted. We present quantitative assessment data demonstrating the positive impact of instant messaging on student learning and on student satisfaction with both the course and the instructor. We provide the authors qualitative findings about the positive and negative impacts of IM use, as well as recommendations for maximizing the effectiveness of this popular communication medium.
LC Classification: Education -- Theory and practice of education -- Teaching (Principles and practice)
Education -- Theory and practice of education -- Teaching (Principles and practice) -- Communication in education. Authorship
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Instructional issues
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Date Issued: 2005
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
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Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-07-24 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-06-12 13:43:30 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
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