This study surveyed students who had taken an online managerial finance classes to measure the effectiveness and impact of audio-visual technologies on anxiety levels, preferred learning styles, satisfaction, and ease in mastering course material. Results showed that a learning style that favors both audio and visual teaching methods existed. Using audio-visual pedagogical techniques helped reduce students’ anxiety levels and created a more personal atmosphere for the online class. The benefits of a more personal environment significantly correlated with both mastering the material and understanding complex processes involved in finance. In Addition, the authors speculate on the potential connection between reduced anxiety levels and a higher level of student satisfaction for the course. The authors found no major gender differences related to anxiety levels prior to taking the course, and further that the anxiety level was not related to the fact that course was offered online.
Wyrostek, Frank and Haefner, James
"USING AUDIO-VISUAL TECHNOLOGY IN ONLINE TEACHING: A STUDY OF STUDENTS' REACTIONS,"
Journal of Business & Leadership (2005-2012): Vol. 4
, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholars.fhsu.edu/jbl/vol4/iss1/3