Wednesday, October 5
2:00-2:15 PM
Room 2

Para-social Interaction as Impact on Online Education

Live Paper Presentation ID: 61548
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    Sarah Everett
    East Stroudsburg University
  2. Mark Piwinsky
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania
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    Erin Lewis
    Pennsylvania Western Univeristy
  4. Lacey Fulton
    Pennsylvania Western University

Abstract: While asynchronous video does allow for a face to be associated with the content of the course, there is still a lack of engagement between the instructor and student because the interaction does not happen live as it would in a synchronous class. Utilizing factors of para-social interaction, which increases the feeling of social presence for viewers, an experiment is planned that will use three sections of the Professional Advantage Program at a small to medium sized public university to test the impact of PSI factors on student performance and attitude.

Presider: Sarah Everett, East Stroudsburg University


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