Online Learning Update

March 29, 2017

Examining Perceptions of Online Faculty Regarding the Value of Emotional Intelligence in Online Classrooms

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

by Diane Hamilton, OJDLA

For this study, the definition of EI was based on the components as defined by Reuven Bar-On’s model. Thirty-eight faculty members were recruited through Linkedin to provide their value of the EI in online classes. A survey instrument was developed for this purpose. The results indicated that the majority believed flexibility was most important for stress management, problem-solving most important for decision-making, relationship building for interpersonal skills, emotional expression, assertiveness and independence were equally ranked for self-expression, emotional self-awareness was most important for self-perception. If online instructors are the ones who develop and deliver curriculum, it is important for them to understand the components of EI to ensure that students receive an education that includes skills that could improve their chances of success in the workplace.

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