A Multi-Case Study of Student Perceptions of Instructor-Created Videos in Online Courses
The purpose of this qualitative multi-case study was to examine student perceptions of the use of instructor-created videos in online courses after completing a masters leading to teacher certification. The study included three data sources for each of the three cases: responses to questionnaires, written responses during online peer discussions, and course assignments. Guiding this research was the idea that a fundamental pedagogical shift is needed for online content learning and student-instructor relationship building. Looking through the lens of online learning, case study participants perceived that using instructor-created videos in online courses can: 1. lead to a more successful course experience, 2. all program courses should contain them in order to support relationship building and course and content understanding, 3. they enjoyed learning about the instructor, 4. knew their instructor better, 5. perceived that their instructors had many positive characteristics, and 6. would feel more comfortable taking the course.
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