Faculty Perceptions of Using Synchronous Video-based Communication Technology





synchronous learning, synchronous teaching, synchronous video, synchronous video-based communication, web-conferencing, asynchronous video


Online learning has traditionally relied on asynchronous text-based communication. The COVID-19 pandemic, though, has provided many faculty members with new and/or additional experience using synchronous video-based communication. Questions remain, though, about how this experience will shape online teaching and learning in the future. We conducted a mixed method study to investigate faculty perceptions of using synchronous video-based communication technology. In this paper, we present the results of our inquiry and implications for future research and practice.

Author Biography

Patrick R. Lowenthal, Boise State University

Patrick R. Lowenthal, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at Boise State University, where he teaches master’s and doctoral students in fully online graduate programs. He researches how people communicate using emerging technologies—with a specific focus on issues of presence, identity, and community online.


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