Reshaping Teacher-Student Interaction in the Virtual Classroom: a Case Study

Authors

  • Daniela Veronesi Free University of Bozen; Faculty of Education
  • Ilaria Chizzoni Free University of Bozen, Faculty of Education
  • Katia Raineri Free University of Bozen, Faculty of Education
  • Veronica Schmalz Free University of Bozen, Faculty of Education
  • Monika Taferner Free University of Bozen, Faculty of Education

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.2724-2463/12267

Keywords:

conversation analysis, online classroom interaction, question-answer sequences, turn-taking

Abstract

This paper presents an exploratory examination of video-mediated classroom interaction in School and University settings, a modality of teaching and learning which has recently experienced a rapid growth as a consequence of the COVID-19 emergency. Based on a corpus of audio and video recorded virtual classes, we analyze how instructors and students cope with the challenges of not being physically co-present and lacking direct visual contact in the virtual enviroment, and discuss how fundamental mechanisms of face-to-face classroom interaction –participants’ mutual orientation in the opening phase, speakers’ identification and recognition, as well as instructors’ actions like comprehension checks, solicitations for ques-tions/comments, questions and evaluations– are partially modified in the virtual environment, making it more complex, for instructors, to enhance students’ active participation. Final considerations are devoted to the possible implications of these preliminary findings.

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Published

2021-02-08

How to Cite

Veronesi, D., Chizzoni, I., Raineri, K., Schmalz, V., & Taferner , M. (2021). Reshaping Teacher-Student Interaction in the Virtual Classroom: a Case Study. Img Journal, 2(3), 408-427. https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.2724-2463/12267

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