The use of facial expressions as a nonverbal communication element in the 21st century online learning video environments
Abstract: The scope of this research is to examine whether the facial expressions of the subject narrator in videos affect learner motivation. The goal of this study is to find out which emotional state of the narrator increases learner motivation. In this context, data will be collected from an average of 100 learners, who are referred to as quality delegates in the open education system and who do not hesitate to express their opinions to contribute to the development of the open and distance learning system, receiving the "Media and Communication" course delivered via video on the e-campus platform of the Open Education Faculty. According to the media richness theory, one of the theoretical bases of the study, learning is more effective if there are richer media sources for communication. In this study, nonverbal communication elements are also considered as a factor enriching the communication media.