Lowenthal, P. R., West, R. E., Archambault, L., Borup, J., & Belt, E. (2021). Faculty perceptions of using synchronous video-based communication technology. Online Learning, 25(4), 49-78. http://dx.doi.org/10.24059/olj.v25i4.2890
Online learning has traditionally relied on asynchronous text-based communication. The COVID-19 pandemic, though, has provided many faculty members with new and/or additional experience using synchronous video-based communication. Questions remain, though, about how this experience will shape online teaching and learning in the future. We conducted a mixed method study to investigate faculty perceptions of using synchronous video-based communication technology. In this paper, we present the results of our inquiry and implications for future research and practice.
Keywords: synchronous learning, synchronous teaching, synchronous video, synchronous video-based communication, web-conferencing, asynchronous video