Proposal Title

Perceptions of Email Usage in the Academic Environment

Proposal Abstract

As academics, we often make the assumption that email has enriched student-teacher interactions. Students can now communicate with a teacher from any location at any time by simply clicking on the “send” button. Both students and teachers believe that email has extended normal "office hours" into virtual space and time allowing each party to interact each other as long as they are wired. This perception should be assessed in terms of efficiency and effectiveness. Virtual meetings take place without physical interaction. There is the potential for a lack of any real engagement amongst the participants. Assessments need to me made as to how much virtual teacher-student interactions have supplanted traditional face-to-face meetings and what effect this has on the educational outcomes of students who engage in this new form of communication. Throughout this session, general perceptions on email usage in academia will be analyzed and shared.

Location

Room 2904

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 10th, 10:00 AM Mar 10th, 10:50 AM

Perceptions of Email Usage in the Academic Environment

Room 2904

As academics, we often make the assumption that email has enriched student-teacher interactions. Students can now communicate with a teacher from any location at any time by simply clicking on the “send” button. Both students and teachers believe that email has extended normal "office hours" into virtual space and time allowing each party to interact each other as long as they are wired. This perception should be assessed in terms of efficiency and effectiveness. Virtual meetings take place without physical interaction. There is the potential for a lack of any real engagement amongst the participants. Assessments need to me made as to how much virtual teacher-student interactions have supplanted traditional face-to-face meetings and what effect this has on the educational outcomes of students who engage in this new form of communication. Throughout this session, general perceptions on email usage in academia will be analyzed and shared.