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Online and face -to -face classes: A comparative analysis of teaching presence and instructor satisfaction

David T Bentz, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Abstract

Teaching presence is one of three components of the Community of Inquiry Model proposed by Garrison, Anderson, and Archer (2000). This study examined teaching presence, as measured by the instructional design and organization, and directed facilitation (Shea, Li, Swan, and Pickett, 2005), in a large undergraduate science course, contrasting two modes of lecture delivery, face-to-face and online video. Confirmatory factor analysis validated the teaching presence instrument, producing factor loadings similar to Shea et al.'s for both online and face-to-face delivery. Analysis of the relationship between instructor satisfaction and teaching presence (instructional design and organization, and directed facilitation) produced a significant (p < 0.05) but relatively weak (r = .50) correlation. Differences between mean instructor satisfaction and teaching presence scores showed no significant differences based on the mode of lecture delivery.^

Subject Area

Education, Technology of

Recommended Citation

Bentz, David T, "Online and face -to -face classes: A comparative analysis of teaching presence and instructor satisfaction" (2009). ETD collection for University of Nebraska - Lincoln. AAI3386573.
http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/dissertations/AAI3386573

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