Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
School of Communication
Instructional communication researchers have begun exploring the effects of levels of immediacy and mediated immediacy on students’ perceptions and success in the classroom. To date, researchers have concluded high levels of immediacy are beneficial for instructors to use both in their classroom and online as well. To extend this line of research, this experiment explores the effects of mediated immediacy on student perceptions of instructor’s clarity, credibility, and motivation. Results indicated that high levels of mediated immediacy in syllabi have positive effects on student perceptions and should be integrated within the online classroom. These findings contribute practical implications for instructors and department chairs who are interested in instructional communication.
Kamps, Ann Marie Katlyn, "Student Perceptions of Instructors Comparing a Low Mediated Immediacy Syllabus to a High Mediated Immediacy Syllabus" (2022). Theses and Dissertations. 1604.