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Synchronous online learning<br />Paula Brooks<br />September 11, 2011<br />AET 531<br />Dr. Cynthia Jackson<br />
Advantages<br /><ul><li>Makes learning similar to physical classroom environment
Live Collaboration
Immediate feedback
Real-time activities
Cost Reduction
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Synchronous online learning

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Synchronous online learning

  1. 1. Synchronous online learning<br />Paula Brooks<br />September 11, 2011<br />AET 531<br />Dr. Cynthia Jackson<br />
  2. 2. Advantages<br /><ul><li>Makes learning similar to physical classroom environment
  3. 3. Live Collaboration
  4. 4. Immediate feedback
  5. 5. Real-time activities
  6. 6. Cost Reduction
  7. 7. Quality of teaching</li></li></ul><li>Disadvantages<br />Less flexibility<br />Unfamiliar with technology<br />Limited access to technology<br />Accommodations for different time zones<br />Bandwidth issues<br />
  8. 8. FACILITATION STRATEGIES<br />Using Whiteboard<br />Use of interactive presentations<br />Set expectations and procedures<br />Use of audio & video (including live feeds)<br />Use of discussion forums<br />
  9. 9. Enhancement tools<br />Online messaging (Yahoo or AIM Messenger)<br />Web Conferencing<br />Online classroom<br />Blackboard<br />Face Time Function (I-phone Application)<br />Google Docs<br />Online Chat(Skype, Google Talk)<br />
  10. 10. REFERENCES<br />Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Synchronous Learning. (2011). Business-Software. Retrieved September 10, 2011, from http://www.business-software.com/virtual-training/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-online-synchronous-learning.php<br />Prestera G. E. & Moller, L. A. (2001). Facilitating asynchronous distance learning. Penn State University. Retrieved from http://frank.mtsu.edu/~itconf/proceed01/3.html <br />Kolsaka, M. (2011, August 10). Using Synchronous Tools to Build Community in the Asynchronous Online Classroom. Faculty Focus. Retrieved September 10, 2011, from http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/asynchronous-learning-and-trends/using-synchronous-tools-to-build-community-in-the-asynchronous-online-classroom/<br />

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