Synchronous Communication Tools in EFL Online Learning in China

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An introduction of synchronous tools in EFL online teaching and learning in China

An introduction of synchronous tools in EFL online teaching and learning in China

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  • 1. Synchronous Communication Tools in EFL Online Learning in China Guoqiang Cui The University of Southern Mississippi July 22, 2008
  • 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. 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. Telephone The most popular tool people would use to have the immediate conversation with others Cell phones with SMS, MMS functions Telephone conference