Share Paper: Teachers’ views on building a positive relationship with students in virtual (synchronous) classroom.

  1. Salma Ali, Texas A&M: College of Education, emphasis on Technology and Teacher Education, United States
Tuesday, October 27 2:15-2:30 PM Room 1

Abstract: This qualitative study examines teachers’ views on the relationships with students in virtual (synchronous) classroom and how it impacts their professional roles. Data were gathered using semi-structured interviews of 9 teachers from the community-based school in Texas, US to gain insight into the perspectives on teachers on positive relationship with students in web-based synchronous classroom. In these conducted interviews, teachers mentioned that a positive relationship is so crucial in online teaching but it is teachers’ choice on how much to invest in building a good relationship with their students. Teachers indicated tensions and challenges to building a relationship with their ...