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  • 1. VIRTUAL CLASSROOM Complete programs of e-learning. Integrated Learning environment over internet
  • 2. OUTLINE
    • Definition.
    • Features.
    • Limitations.
    • Concerns.
    • Example.
    • How does it support distance education??
  • 3. PRIMARY CONTRIBUTOR TO ONLINE STUDENT SATISFACTION
    • Contact and interaction with the instructor was the primary contributor to student satisfaction
  • 4. VIRTUAL CLASSROOM MODEL “IT’S ALL ABOUT COMMUNICATION”
    • Technology serves to facilitate teacher/student and student/student interaction at a distance.
    • Enriched interactive communication through integrated voice, video, and data.
    • The Web plays a supporting role.
  • 5. DEFINITION:
    • Virtual classrooms are complete programs of learning .They consist of a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous events.
    • They are special application of
    • computer and network technologies
    • to the task of education.
  • 6. WHAT IS A VIRTUAL CLASSROOM?
    • Virtual = something whose existence is simulated with software.
    • A teaching and learning environment located within a computer-mediated communication system.
    • All activities and interactions take place through the computer instead of face-to-face.
  • 7.
    • Virtual classrooms may involve three overlapping scopes of interaction technologies: VC courses, meetings and presentations.
    • Among the synchronous events are online meetings, which may include online presentations.
    Virtual Classroom Course Online Meeting Online Presentation
  • 8. EDUCATION AT A DISTANCE
    • Usually refer to the fact that the students are at a distance, but the greatest benefits is to be able to use teachers at a distance.
  • 9. : FEATURES
    • Virtual classrooms provide the community and control some learners need.
    • Classroom learning is familiar and proven .
    • Flexible time: students may participate at any time of the day..( Learning is flexible).
    • Economical
    • Efficient learning
    • Location : students are not limited to courses offered in their geographic locality.( Overcome distances)
    • More active learning: the computer forces response and attention.
  • 10. LIMITATIONS:
    • Limited offerings : the choice of courses is limited at present.
    • Equipment requirements: students who do not have a computer will have to travel to use the necessary equipment.
    • Delayed feedback : it may be hours until a question is answered by the teacher.
    • COULD YOU THINK IN OTHER LIMITATIONS??
  • 11.  
  • 12. CONCERNS:
    • Select a qualified instructor.
    • Provide complete instruction.
    • Simplify tasks for learners.
    • Manage teams and deal with problem learners.
    • Enable interpersonal communication.
    • Pick tools to suit learners:
          • Language fluency.
          • Accents.
          • Typing skills.
          • Technical expertise.
  • 13.
    • When Creating a virtual classroom :
        • Who will use it and how they will use it?
        • Wholly online or a supplement?
        • Available for all the Internet users or only to those enrolled in the course?
    • What is necessary in use of a virtual classroom ?
        • Well-designed web pages.
        • Necessary equipment .
  • 14.
    • Consider the speed of learners’ network connections.
    • Layer learning activities:
    Office hours One-to-one synchronous
    • Meetings
    • presentations
    Group synchronous
    • Discussions
    • Team projects
    Group asynchronous
    • Readings
    • Research
    • Labs
    • Papers
    Individual asynchronous
  • 15. WIMBA COLLABORATION SUITE
    • Wimba is a company focused solely on education and dedicated to the principle that people learn more when they are drawn closer together
    • Wimba offers a rich array of collaborative tools that support interactivity at a distance.
    • The suite contains:
    • Wimba Classroom
    • Wimba Create
    • Wimba Pronto
    • Wimba Voice
  • 16. WIMBA CLASSROOM BRING CLASS TO LIFE
    • Reduce Senses of Isolation and Create Community
    • Offer Anytime Access
    • Ensure Comprehension
    • Appeal to Different Learning Styles
    • Integrate with other Educational Technologies
  • 17. WIMBA CLASSROOM BRING CLASS TO LIFE eBoard Tools Chat board Participants Content display area Additional Tools Presentation Slides Audio tools
  • 18. WIMBA CLASSROOM FEATURES
    • Wimba live virtual classroom supports:
    • Multi-way audio and video
  • 19.  
  • 20. AUDIO TOOLS Talk Key : Allows you to communicate using a headset and microphone Simulcast : Use your telephone to communicate (Listen & Speak) Netstats : A faculty visual indicator of participant internet connection strength. Audio functions
  • 21.
    • Join via cell phone, or landline
    • Speak, listen and collaborate together without being tied to a computer
    Phone Simulcast Wimba Classroom Server Phone Only Browser + Wimba Media Browser + Phone
  • 22. WIMBA CLASSROOM FEATURES
    • Application Sharing
    • Application Sharing allows you to share all or part of your desktop with participants.
  • 23. APPLICATION SHARING
  • 24.
    • Web Page Display: Displaying a web page within Wimba Classroom
  • 25. WIMBA CLASSROOM FEATURES
    • Slide Annotation
  • 26.
    • Integrate wimba classroom into your CMS as Blackboard, Angle, Moodle.
  • 27.
    • other collaborative features:
    • * Follow-The-Speaker Video
    • * Public and Private Chat
    • * Emoticons
    • * Break-Out Rooms
    • * Full-Featured Archives
    • * Content Upload and Storage
    • * Electronic Whiteboard
    • * Polls, Quizzes & Surveys
    • * Accessible to the Impaired
  • 28. WIMBA CREATE COURSE GENIE With Course Genie, anyone who can use Microsoft Word can easily create, edit, and maintain robust online courses.
  • 29.  
  • 30. WIMBA PRONTO
    • Communicate with students
    • and teachers instantly;
    • courses,
    • organizations, and classmates
    • automatically appear.
    • Instructors can provide
    • students support during
    • Office hours
  • 31.  
  • 32. WIMBA VOICE
    • Students and instructors can have live discussions any time, any where using Wimba voice software
  • 33.  
  • 34. Time of interaction Synchronous Asynchronous Type of interaction Student-student Student-teacher Student-content Student-machine Learning style Group-based Self-based learning Flexibility Anytime Anyplace Ease of access/use Speed Development Feedback Delivery Instruction Stand-alone medium Multimedia support Cost
  • 35.