1. bookVolume 23 (2021): Issue 2 (January 2021)
Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
First Published
11 Dec 2014
Publication timeframe
2 times per year
Languages
English
access type Open Access

Proposition for the Introduction of the Concept Telemathesis in Videoconferencing in Distance Education

Journal Details
License
Format
Journal
First Published
11 Dec 2014
Publication timeframe
2 times per year
Languages
English
Abstract

The development of technology and the widespread application of digital tools, such as teleconference (or videoconference), has led researchers to reflect on traditional theories and models of learning concerning Distance Education, as well as the formulation of new ones. The aim of this study is to propose the introduction of the concept tele-mathesis in Distance Learning, in order to describe the learning process by videoconferencing in Distance Education, which has features of an “embodied” and “integrated” way of learning. This is a theoretical study based on Illeris’ Theory of “Integrated” Learning that has been adopted in Distance Learning, using elements of the Theory of Tele-proximity concerning learning by videoconferencing in Distance Education. According to the developed argumentation the importance of the senses, emotions and “techniques of the body” is revealed in both the educational and learning process by videoconferencing, in order to reduce the transactional distance between the teacher and the learner, as well as, to lead to a positive distance educational experience. Thus, the cognitive, emotional and social factors involved in “tele-mathesis”, turn videoconferencing into an “embodied” and “integrated” way of learning. At the same time, it is showed that the empowerment of “tele-mathesis” requires appropriate planning and specific management methods. It is therefore proposed to introduce the term telemathesis in Distance Education so as to fully attribute this specific learning process of Distance Education.

Keywords

1. Alexias, G. (2011). Sociology of the Body. Athens: Pedio.Search in Google Scholar

2. Alibali, M. W., & Nathan, M. J. (2012). Embodiment in Mathematics Teaching and Learning: Evidence From Learners’ and Teachers’ Gestures. Journal of the Learning Sciences, 21(2), 247-286. doi:10.1080/10508406.2011.611446Search in Google Scholar

3. Anastasiadis, P., Manousou, E., Filippousis, G., Siakas, S., Koukoulis, N., Tomazinakis, A., …, & Karvounis, L. (2009). Videoconference and collaborative knowledge construction. From Theory to Practice: “ODYSSEUS 2009: Environment – Mediterranean Sea “ΚAPETAN SOS” Energy revolution – Renewable Energy”. In A. Lionarakis (Ed.), 5th International Conference in Open & Distance Learning. Open & Distance Learning for Global Collaboration and Educational Development. Athens November 27th - 29th 2009 (pp. 111-124). http://dx.doi.org/10.12681/icodl.503Search in Google Scholar

4. Anastasiadis, P., Manousou, E., Siakas, S., Filippousis, G., Koukoulis, N., Tomazinakis, A., …, & Karvounis, L. (2011). Videoconference and collaborative knowledge construction. From Theory to Practice: “ODYSSEUS 2011: Environment – Mediterranean Sea “ΚAPETAN SOS” Energy revolution – Renewable Energy”. In A. Lionarakis (Ed.), 6th International Conference in Open & Distance Learning. Alternative Forms of Education. Loutraki November 4th -6th 2011 (pp. 669-684). http://dx.doi.org/10.12681/icodl.685Search in Google Scholar

5. Αrmakolas, S., & Panagiotakopoulos, C. (2020). Distance learning through videoconferencing: the effects of technological factors. Open Education – The Journal for Open and Distance Educational Technology, 16(1), 22-43. https://doi.org/10.12681/jode.22800Search in Google Scholar

6. Çaliskan, M. (2014). Effect of Cognitive Entry Behaviors and Affective Entry Characteristics on Learning Level. Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 14(5), 1816-1821. Retrieved December 30, 2018, from https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1050556Search in Google Scholar

7. Fokas, A. S. (2013, January). Knowledge: from Antiquity to Today. Announcement in the Feast of Letters, University of Cyprus, Nicosia. Retrieved January 26, 2019, from https://www.ucy.ac.cy/pr/documents/%CE%91rticles_speeches/2013/Athanasios_Foka.pdfSearch in Google Scholar

8. Garrison, D. R., Anderson, T., & Archer, W. (1999). Critical Inquiry in a Text-Based Environment: Computer Conferencing in Higher Education. The Internet and Higher Education, 2(2-3), 87-105. doi:10.1016/S1096-7516(00)00016-6Search in Google Scholar

9. Gkousios, C., & Tzanavari, Μ. (2009). Implementations of videoconferencing technologies in the pedagogical process of language learning. In A. Lionarakis (Ed.), 5th International Conference in Open & Distance Learning. Open & Distance Learning for Global Collaboration and Educational Development. Athens November 27th - 29th 2009 (pp. 280-328). http://dx.doi.org/10.12681/icodl.498Search in Google Scholar

10. Hillman, D. C. A., Willis, D. J., & Gunawardena, C. N. (1994). Learner-interface interaction in distance education: An extension of contemporary models and strategies for practitioners. American Journal of Distance Education, 8(2), 30-42. doi:10.1080/08923649409526853Search in Google Scholar

11. Hinton, A. (2014). Understanding Context [eBook version]. Retrieved May 18, 2019, from https://www.oreilly.com/library/view/understanding-context/9781449326531/ch04.htmlSearch in Google Scholar

12. Iacoboni, M. (2009). Imitation, Empathy, and Mirror Neurons. Annual Review of Psychology, 60(1), 653-670. doi:10.1146/annurev.psych.60.110707.163604Search in Google Scholar

13. Illeris, K. (2009). A comprehensive understanding of human learning. In K. Illeris (Ed.), Contemporary theories of learning: Learning theorists...in their own words (pp. 7-20). New York: Routledge.Search in Google Scholar

14. Illeris, K. (2015). The Development of a Comprehensive and Coherent Theory of Learning. European Journal of Education, 50(1), 29-40. doi:10.1111/ejed.12103Search in Google Scholar

15. Illeris, K. (2016). The way we learn. The multiple dimensions of learning in formal and informal education. Athens: Metehmio.Search in Google Scholar

16. Iraklioti, E., Pantidos, P., & Birbili, M. (2017). The human body as a means of transferring knowledge: application for the shadow effect to pre-school children. In D. Stavrou, A. Mihailidi & A. Kokolaki (Eds.), 10th Hellenic Conference of Didactics of Science and New Technologies in Education. “Bridging the Gap between Sciences, Society and Educational Act”. Rethymno, April 7th - 9th 2017 (pp. 223-229). Retrieved January 7, 2020, from http://synedrio2017.enephet.gr/images/Praktika-10ou-Synedriou_Teliko.pdfSearch in Google Scholar

17. Jézégou, A. (2010). Community of Inquiry in E-learning: A Critical Analysis of the Garrison and Anderson Model. International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education, 24(3). Retrieved December 8, 2018, from http://www.ijede.ca/index.php/jde/article/view/707Search in Google Scholar

18. Kanellopoulos, A. (2019). Videoconferencing in Distance Education as an embodied and “integrated” way of learning. Towards a new theoretical framework of “tele-mathesis”. (Unpublished Master Thesis). Hellenic Open University, Patras. Retrieved November 30, 2019 from https://apothesis.eap.gr/handle/repo/44987Search in Google Scholar

19. Kanellopoulos, A., & Koutsouba, M. (2017). Connecting Practices of Open and Distance Education, New Technologies and Forms of Learning. The case of MOOCs. In A. Lionarakis, S. Ioakimidou, M. Niari, G. Manousou, T. Hartofylaka, S. Papadimitriou & A. Apostolidou (Eds.), 9th International Conference in Open & Distance Learning. The Design of Learning. Athens November 23rd - 26th 2017 (pp. 123-135). http://dx.doi.org/10.12681/icodl.1128Search in Google Scholar

20. Kanellopoulos, A., & Koutsouba, M. (2019). The Research on Videoconferencing in Distance Education. A Bibliographical Review. Open Education – The Journal for Open and Distance Educational Technology, 15(2), 54-77. http://dx.doi.org/10.12681/jode.21619Search in Google Scholar

21. Kanellopoulos, A., Koutsouba, M., & Giossos, Y. (2019). Learning on a Tele-community of Inquiry. From the Transactional Distance Theory to the Theory of Tele-proximity. In A. Lionarakis, G. Manousou, S. Ioakimidou, M. Niari, A. Angeli, K. Sfakiotaki & V. Koutzeklidou (Eds.), 10th International Conference in Open & Distance Learning. The Design of Learning. Athens November 22nd - 24th 2019 (pp. 170-183). http://dx.doi.org/10.12681/icodl.2329Search in Google Scholar

22. Kanellopoulos, A., Koutsouba, M., & Giossos, Y. (2020). Audiovisual Learning and Videoconferencing in Distance Education. Open Education – The Journal for Open and Distance Educational Technology, 16(1), 44-63. https://doi.org/10.12681/jode.22976Search in Google Scholar

23. Kokkinidou, A. (2017). Study, design and development of an interactive surface for maths practicing with simultaneous physical activity stimulation. (Unpublished Master Thesis). Hellenic Open University, Patras. Retrieved January 5, 2019 from https://apothesis.eap.gr/handle/repo/33903Search in Google Scholar

24. Lionarakis, A. (2006). The theory of Open and Distance Learning and the complexity of its polymorphic dimension. In A. Lionarakis (Ed.), Open and Distance Learning – Elements of theory and act (pp. 11-41). Athens: Propompos.Search in Google Scholar

25. Lionarakis, A., Papadimitriou, S., Hartofylaka, A., Aggeli, A., & Tzilou, G. (2018). The contribution of digital tools to students’ support in distance learning environments: Part A. The use of digital tools for the creation of digital learning material. Open Education – The Journal for Open and Distance Educational Technology, 14(1), 104-117. http://dx.doi.org/10.12681/jode.18533Search in Google Scholar

26. Lachman, S. J. (1997). Learning is a Process: Toward an Improved Definition of Learning. The Journal of Psychology, 131(5), 477-480. doi:10.1080/00223989709603535Search in Google Scholar

27. Lakoff, G. (2012). Explaining Embodied Cognition Results. Topics in Cognitive Science, 4(4), 773-785. doi:10.1111/j.1756-8765.2012.01222.xSearch in Google Scholar

28. Milioritsas, E., & Georgiadi, E. (2010). The influence of videoconference in the Hellenic Open University’s learning process. Aspects of students and tutors from distance learning and adult learning subject modules. Open Education – The Journal for Open and Distance Educational Technology, 6(1-2), 152-167. http://dx.doi.org/10.12681/jode.9757Search in Google Scholar

29. Matteson, M. L. (2014). The Whole Student: Cognition, Emotion, and Information Literacy. College & Research Libraries, 75(6), 862-877. doi:10.5860/crl.75.6.862Search in Google Scholar

30. Mavroidis, I., Karatrantou, A., Koutsouba, M., Giossos, Y., & Papadakis, S. (2013). Technology Acceptance and Social Presence in Distance Education-A Case Study on the Use of Teleconference at a Postgraduate Course of the Hellenic Open University. European Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning, 16(2), 76-96. Retrieved November 26, 2020, from https://old.eurodl.org/materials/contrib/2013/Mavroidis_et_al.pdfSearch in Google Scholar

31. Moore, M. G. (1989). Editorial: Three types of interaction. American Journal of Distance Education, 3(2), 1-7. doi:10.1080/08923648909526659Search in Google Scholar

32. Moore, M. G. (1993). Theory of transactional distance. In D. Keegan (Ed.), Theoretical Principles of Distance Education (pp. 22-38). New York: Routledge.Search in Google Scholar

33. Paivio, A. (2007). Mind and Its Evolution: A Dual Coding Theoritical Approach. New York: Psychology Press.Search in Google Scholar

34. Panagiotakopoulos, C., Tsiatsos, T., Lionarakis, A., & Tzanakos, N. (2013). Teleconference in support at distance learning: Views of educators. Open Education – The Journal for Open and Distance Educational Technology, 9(1), 5-18. http://dx.doi.org/10.12681/jode.9806Search in Google Scholar

35. Papagiannidis, G. (2008). Senses and the common sense in Aristotle. (Unpublished Master Thesis). Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki. Retrieved January 26, 2019, from http://ikee.lib.auth.gr/record/109650Search in Google Scholar

36. Pentland, A. (2010). Defend Your Research: We Can Measure the Power of Charisma. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved December 15, 2018, from https://hbr.org/2010/01/defend-your-research-we-can-measure-the-power-of-charismaSearch in Google Scholar

37. Pentland, A. (2012). The New Science of Building Great Teams. Harvard Business Review. Retrieved December 15, 2018, from https://hbr.org/2012/04/the-new-science-of-building-great-teamsSearch in Google Scholar

38. Rogers, A. (1999). Adult Education. Athens: Metehmio.Search in Google Scholar

39. Schunk, D. H. (2012). Learning Theories: An Educational Perspective (6th ed.). Boston: Pearson.Search in Google Scholar

40. Sime, J. A., & Themelis, C. (2018). Exploring Video Literacy and the Practice of Educators: Videos, Vlogs, Videoconferencing and Holographic Teleportation. In T. Bastiaens, J. Van Braak, M. Brown, L. Cantoni, M. Castro, R. Christensen, G. Davidson-Shivers, K. DePryck, M. Ebner, M. Fominykh, C. Fulford, S. Hatzipanagos, G. Knezek, K. Kreijns, G. Marks, E. Sointu, E. Korsgaard Sorensen, J. Viteli, J. Voogt, P. Weber, E. Weippl, & O. Zawacki-Richter (Eds.), edMedia & Innovate Learning World conference on educational Media and Technology. June 25th - 29th, 2018 (pp. 2029-2036). Netherlands: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 15, 2018, from https://www.learntechlib.org/p/184444/Search in Google Scholar

41. Spencer, T., & Victor, S. (2017). Transforming Learning: Using Video for Cognitive, Emotional, and Social Engagement. Retrieved December 12, 2018, from https://www.researchgate.net/publication/315111260_Transforming_Learning_Using_Video_for_Cognitive_Emotional_and_Social_EngagementSearch in Google Scholar

42. Tsoukaki, E. (2015). Molecular Base of Human Brain Memory. (Unpublished Master Thesis). Hellenic Open University, Patras. Retrieved January 7, 2019 from https://apothesis.eap.gr/handle/repo/30245Search in Google Scholar

43. Themeli, C., & Bougia, A. (2016). Tele-proximity: Tele-community of Inquiry Model. Facial Cues for Social, Cognitive, and Teacher Presence in Distance Education. The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 17(6), 145-163. Retrieved November 6, 2018, from http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/2453/3950Search in Google Scholar

44. Themelis, C. (2014). Synchronous Video Communication for Distance Education: the educators’ perspective. Open Praxis, 6(3), 245-256. doi:10.5944/openpraxis.6.3.128Search in Google Scholar

45. Wilson, R. A., & Foglia, L. (2016). Embodied Cognition. In E. N. Zalta (Ed.), The Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy (Winter 2016 Edition). Retrieved January 5, 2019, from https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/win2016/entries/embodied-cognition/Search in Google Scholar

46. Wu, E., Lin, W.-C., & Yang, S. C. (2013). An experimental study of cyber face-to-face vs. cyber text-based English tutorial programs for low-achieving university students. Computers & Education, 63, 52-61. doi:10.1016/J.COMPEDU.2012.11.018Search in Google Scholar

47. Xin, C. (2012). A Critique of the Community of Inquiry Framework. International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education, 26(1). Retrieved December 8, 2018, from http://www.ijede.ca/index.php/jde/article/view/755Search in Google Scholar

Recommended articles from Trend MD

Plan your remote conference with Sciendo