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Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (2000)
Maui, Hawaii
Jan. 4, 2000 to Jan. 7, 2000
ISSN: 1530-1605
ISBN: 0-7695-0493-0
pp: 1053
Andreas Johannsen , University of Hohenheim
Helmut Krcmar , University of Hohenheim
Wouter Van Diggelen , Delft University of Technology
Gert-Jan de Vreede , Delft University of Technology
This article describes a research project in the area of cooperative telelearning. It summarizes the characteristics and results of a groupware-supported international teleseminar with 14 virtual student groups. On the basis of this field research and a theoretical model, the requirements and advantages of telepresence on effective and efficient learning are considered empirically. Thereafter, the article discusses additional determinants of learning productivity to explain the role of information and communication technology in the field of telelearning. In the field study, a generally positive effect of video communication on the perceived grade of telepresence was found, but no direct effect of telepresence on learning success could be traced back.

A. Johannsen, W. Van Diggelen, G. de Vreede and H. Krcmar, "Effects of Video Communication and Telepresence on Cooperative Telelearning Arrangements," Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences(HICSS), Maui, Hawaii, 2000, pp. 1053.
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