Communication and Education: Finding the Balance with 24/7 Opportunities for Students.

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    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      Asynchronous Discussions
      Communication
      Distance Education
      Higher Education
      Workload
    • NAICS/Industry Codes:
      923110 Administration of Education Programs
      611699 All Other Miscellaneous Schools and Instruction
      611710 Educational Support Services
    • Abstract:
      Online education provides students with the flexibility to study whenever and wherever they prefer, with 24/7 access to resources and asynchronous communication. Although technology permits self-paced study, learners tend to retain a desire for quick, individualised feedback that matches their preferred communication styles. From an individualistic perspective, this may seem reasonable, however, when there are over 100 individuals and only one educator, what may seem reasonable versus what is possible largely differs. Further, the inherent diversity of students who choose to study online can result in a cohort of learners with diverse skills, communication preferences and expectations. Despite learner variation, contemporary educators must accommodate all students' needs regardless of their preferences and proficiencies. This paper presents empirical findings over three years, whereby changes in communication design improved student expectations and satisfaction, fostered effective peer interaction and simultaneously reduced academic workload. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Charles Sturt University, NSW, Australia
    • Accession Number:
      10.18848/1832-3669/CGP/v08i01/56261
    • Accession Number:
      91544670
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      CRAMPTON, A.; RAGUSA, A. T. Communication and Education: Finding the Balance with 24/7 Opportunities for Students. International Journal of Technology, Knowledge & Society, [s. l.], v. 8, n. 1, p. 33–42, 2012. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 23 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Crampton A, Ragusa AT. Communication and Education: Finding the Balance with 24/7 Opportunities for Students. International Journal of Technology, Knowledge & Society. 2012;8(1):33-42. doi:10.18848/1832-3669/CGP/v08i01/56261.
    • APA:
      Crampton, A., & Ragusa, A. T. (2012). Communication and Education: Finding the Balance with 24/7 Opportunities for Students. International Journal of Technology, Knowledge & Society, 8(1), 33–42. https://doi.org/10.18848/1832-3669/CGP/v08i01/56261
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Crampton, Andrea, and Angela T. Ragusa. 2012. “Communication and Education: Finding the Balance with 24/7 Opportunities for Students.” International Journal of Technology, Knowledge & Society 8 (1): 33–42. doi:10.18848/1832-3669/CGP/v08i01/56261.
    • Harvard:
      Crampton, A. and Ragusa, A. T. (2012) ‘Communication and Education: Finding the Balance with 24/7 Opportunities for Students’, International Journal of Technology, Knowledge & Society, 8(1), pp. 33–42. doi: 10.18848/1832-3669/CGP/v08i01/56261.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Crampton, A & Ragusa, AT 2012, ‘Communication and Education: Finding the Balance with 24/7 Opportunities for Students’, International Journal of Technology, Knowledge & Society, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 33–42, viewed 23 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Crampton, Andrea, and Angela T. Ragusa. “Communication and Education: Finding the Balance with 24/7 Opportunities for Students.” International Journal of Technology, Knowledge & Society, vol. 8, no. 1, Jan. 2012, pp. 33–42. EBSCOhost, doi:10.18848/1832-3669/CGP/v08i01/56261.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Crampton, Andrea, and Angela T. Ragusa. “Communication and Education: Finding the Balance with 24/7 Opportunities for Students.” International Journal of Technology, Knowledge & Society 8, no. 1 (January 2012): 33–42. doi:10.18848/1832-3669/CGP/v08i01/56261.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Crampton A, Ragusa AT. Communication and Education: Finding the Balance with 24/7 Opportunities for Students. International Journal of Technology, Knowledge & Society [Internet]. 2012 Jan [cited 2019 Oct 23];8(1):33–42. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=91544670&custid=s8280428