2016 TxDLA Conference

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
11:10 AM - 12:00 PM: Breakout Sessions
Can You Hear Me Now? Examining Online Learner Communication Preference
The influence of technological developments such as the Internet, social media, and mobile devices has brought available communication selection in the online classroom to a new level. Given the wide range of available options for learners to make contact with the instructor and other students, which ones do they prefer?
Track: Research
Room: Bowie C (Floor 2)
Dr. Jeffrey Bailie, Kaplan Univerity, Professor
Dr. Jeffrey Bailie is a full time professor with the Kaplan School of Graduate Education. He has been with Kaplan for the past six years.

Jeff has been a classroom teacher in a variety of learning environments ranging from the middle school grades through to doctoral level of instruction, on-ground and online, domestic and international. Over the past fifteen years, he has taught more than 200 online courses through a variety of academic institutions. His areas of specialization include integration of instructional technology, Web-based instructional design, assessment and evaluation, and online faculty training, mentoring, and supervision.

Areas of recent research interest have included validation of online instructor competencies, the influence of instructional immediacy, and online student and faculty expectations.