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Virtual Classroom

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

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