Media Richness Theory and the Distance Education Environment

@article{Shepherd2006MediaRT,
  title={Media Richness Theory and the Distance Education Environment},
  author={M. Shepherd and W. Martz},
  journal={Journal of Computer Information Systems},
  year={2006},
  volume={47},
  pages={114 - 122}
}
  • M. Shepherd, W. Martz
  • Published 2006
  • Computer Science
  • Journal of Computer Information Systems
  • Distance learning is becoming an increasingly popular delivery option for education. Course management platforms (CMP) are the main technological delivery mechanisms for the distance learning courses. CMPs include an abundance of functions by which to communicate and run a distance class. As such, these technologies provide an excellent environment to test the implications of Media Richness Theory (MRT). Based upon a review of “interaction” theories, this paper formulates three conjectures… CONTINUE READING
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