Tamsukhin, Zydney & Nakonechnyi

Comparing Remote and On-campus Learning Experiences and Interactions in a Blended Synchronous Learning Environment

Sara M. Tamsukhin, University of Cincinnati
Janet Mannheimer Zydney, University of Cincinnati
Alex Nakonechnyi, Mount St. Joseph University

https://doi.org/10.9743/JEO.2023.20.1.14

Abstract

Blended synchronous learning provides students flexible attendance options for class sessions. This study explored the experiences and interactions of remote and on-campus students in the blended synchronous classroom using a protocol pedagogy framework and a 360-degree camera. This multimethod study included observations and video recordings of two class sessions and a postcourse survey. The participants were nine graduate students in a learning sciences and technology course. Students rated remote and on-campus audio and visual experiences similarly. Increased participation was observed from session one to session two. Mean interactions of remote and on-campus students were 7.25 and 9.17, respectively. Overall, remote interactions were comparable to on-campus interactions. 

Keywords: blended synchronous learning, remote learning, 360-degree camera, discussion protocols


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