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  2. 2. • A virtual classroom is a electronic way for educators to interact with elearning or face-to-face students either via video-conferencing, internet broadcast, or email. • Allowing education institutions to hold synchronous live courses over the web.
  3. 3. • Educators are able to schedule and deliver live online classes, share videos and presentation content. • Virtual Classrooms are incorporated into institutions learning management system (LMS) using any Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI)-compliant LMS.
  4. 4. Blackboard collaborate is the leading online collaboration platform built for education, allowing scheduling of online classrooms and sharing of multimedia content.
  5. 5. Wimba classroom is a live, virtual classroom environment with various features that include audio, video, application sharing and content display, and MP4 capabilities. (Lu, 2011)
  6. 6. Wimba classroom & Elluminate was purchased by Blackboard in July of 2013 and will soon be obsolete.
  7. 7. E-learning satisfaction will be influenced by the quality of the e-learning system, multimedia instruction, interactive learning activities, and learners’ self-efficacy. (Liaw, 2008) Videoconferencing is a useful adjunct to traditional educational delivery modes, and can enable quality education opportunities that would be prohibitive due to time, travel, and cost constraints. (Biden, 2005)
  8. 8. The increase of efforts to understand the make-up and needs of the audiences and become acutely aware of the teaching style and the cultural contingency of the theories, models, and pedagogies that are used (Szudlarek, B., McNett, J., Romani, L., & Lane, H., 2013) Adding synchronous components(virtual classroom technologies) to online courses can facilitate interaction. (Martin, F., Parker, M. A., & Deale, D. F., 2012)
  9. 9. Its pedagogical design and ease-of-use ensures that educators and students engage as if they were meeting face-to-face. (Wimba, 2011) Results showed that the blended teaching media and virtual classroom practices had a statistically significant contribution on the achievement of the students in geography and their attitudes towards the geography course compared to the face to face expository method. (Dikmenli, Y., & Unaldi, U., 2013) Results show that the use of the virtual classroom enhance the communication in the online mathematics teaching. (Lu, 2011)
  10. 10. • Virtual Classroom • Distance Education • Web Based Instruction • E-Learning • Synchronous Communication • Online Collaborating • Online Courses • Online Instruction • Computer-assisted Instruction
  11. 11. • Atasi, M., & Madanmohan, S. (2008). Learning Through Virtual Classroom. Retrieved from Learning Through Virtual Classroom: adan.htm • Birden, H. (2005). Teaching by videoconference: a commentary on best practice for rural education in health professions. Rural and remote health, 356. • Dikmenli, Y., & Unaldi, U. (2013). Effect of the Blended Learning Environment and the Application of Virtual Class upon the Achievement and the Attitude against the Geography Course. Online Submission.
  12. 12. • Lu, Y. (2011). Using a Virtual Classroom to Teach Online Mathematics. Online Submission. • Martin, F., Parker, M. A., & Deale, D. F. (2012). Examining Interactivity in Synchronous Virtual Classrooms. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 227-261. • Shen, D. (2013). Unpacking online learning experiences: Online learning self-efficacy and learning satisfaction. The internet and higher education, 1017.
  13. 13. • Doughterty, K. J. (2012). Transforming Teaching and Learning through the Virtual Classroom. College Quarterly, 9. • Liaw, S. (2008). Investigating students' perceived satisfaction, behavioral intention, and effectiveness of e-learning: A case study of the Blackboard system. Computers & education, 864-873.
  14. 14. • Taras, V., Caprar, D. V., Rottig, D., Sarala, R. M., Zakaria, N., Zhao, F., & Zengyu Huang, V.(2013). A Global Classroom? Evaluating the Effectiveness of Global Virtual Collaboration as a Teaching Tool in Management Education. Academy Of Management Learning & Education, 12(3), 414-435. doi:10.5465/amle.2012.0195 • Wimba (2011). Wimba Classroom 6.1. Retrieved online from