Synchronous Communication Tools in EFL online Course in China

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An introduction to synchronous communication tools used in EFL teaching and learning in Chinese online courses

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Synchronous Communication Tools in EFL online Course in China

  1. 1. Synchronous Communication Tools in EFL Online Learning in China Guoqiang Cui The University of Southern Mississippi July 22, 2008
  2. 2. Opportunities and Challenges Online learning is developing at a faster speed Creative, happy, productive and relevant place for successful learning EFL (English as a Foreign Language) course has its unique feature and requirement for synchronous communication
  3. 3. Synchronous Communication and tools communication that happens at the same time, immediately, a give-and-take Text based and the audio or video based tools more tools are integrated with all the audio, video and text functions
  4. 4. Telephone The most popular tool people would use to have the immediate conversation with others Cell phones with SMS, MMS functions Telephone conference

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