Week -5 Assignment/WSSU CETL/ Goal Course <ul><li>Power Point Presentation on WEB Conferencing Tools that Facilitate Synchronous Collaborative Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Presented by: </li></ul><ul><li>Pedro L. Martinez </li></ul>
What is Web Conferencing? Web conferencing allows faculty and students to interact, meet, and collaborate in real time over the Internet. Web Conferencing allows the use of a collection of tools for participants to use that may include: white-boarding, screen-sharing, live chat, presentations, voice over IP, and many other capabilities. Web Conferencing allows existing learning content with real-time interactivity between presenters and students for engaging in collaborative teaching and learning experiences.
Why Web Conferencing? <ul><li>Technology has been found to increase learning opportunities when students can use the Internet as a tool for discovering information or acquiring new knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Technology has been found to increase learning opportunities when students can use the Internet/tools to collaborate with both peers and teachers about an assignment or project. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology has been found to increase learning opportunities when students use technology to help plan and implement projects related to specific subjects. </li></ul><ul><li>Use of technology and tools creates an environment for collaboration and it enhances understanding of subject that may lead to higher levels of thinking. </li></ul>
How Does the Guide on the Side facilitates the Web-Conferencing? Orientation to the environment Design and teaching strategies Conference preparation and good practice Facilitating interaction Combining synchronous and asynchronous activities
Share information, class discussion Conferences with others, individuals, group or instructor Pronto, Wimba Create meaningful discourse Discussion groups/forums Wiki, Blogs, Message Boards To participate in learning discussions White board, video and other capabilities that are combined for learning Elluminate, WISE, Ilinc Experts share, information in multiple fields by topics, subjects, etc. Finding and Sharing Specific Information from experts that share information Open Sources Materials, MERLOT Gathering Information Search Engines to provide background information on topic, subject, etc. Google,Yahoo, Kartoo Purpose Synchronous Conferencing Tools
Purpose Synchronous Conferencing Tools Multiple Purposes Same as above Audio conferencing Multiple Purposes Established protocol to conduct collaboration via a selected toll such as Eluminate, Ilinc, etc. Video conferencing and Conferences may have a one or multiple purposes Synchronous activities that may be conducted to enhance a community of learners Scheduled Conferences These may lead to creating a sense of community and deep learning Collaborate on project, pragmatic discourse or social gatherings Groups Povide feed back or communicate with others or smaller groups e-mail messaging