Share Paper: Web Versus Face-to-Face Tutorials: Why I Didn’t Go To Class In My Pyjamas

  1. Bruce Tsuji, Department of Psychology, Carleton University, Canada
  2. Andrena Pierre, Department of Psychology, Carleton University, Canada
  3. Patricia Van Roon, Department of Neuroscience, Carleton University, Canada
  4. Corrie Vendetti, Department of Psychology, Carleton University, Canada
Friday, October 12 11:55 AM-12:15 PM Salon 1

Abstract: This study compared attendance for web versus face-to-face versions of undergraduate Introductory Psychology tutorials. Attendance records as well as students’ reported reasons for attending one or the other tutorial medium are explored. Despite the overwhelming convenience of attending a web tutorial held at an inconvenient time, many students preferred the face-to-face option held at the same time. Moreover, despite the richness afforded by the web medium to communicate via voice, video, screens, and text, many students elected to utilize more impoverished communications methods. Students’ reasons and behaviour in this study are relevant to the implementation and success of web learning ...