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Use of synchronous communication in online learning_ Trupti Gawde


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Use of synchronous communication in online learning_ Trupti Gawde

  1. 1. Role of Synchronous Communication in Online Learning Presented By Trupti Gawde Department of Educational Technology
  2. 2. Content Outline • Objectives • Introduction • Need of communication in OL • Synchronous and asynchronous communication • Advantage of synchronous communication • Synchronous communication tools • Examples of synchronous communication tools
  3. 3. Objectives At the end of this seminar you will be able to : • Define synchronous and asynchronous communication in your own words • Describe the importance of synchronous communication in Online learning Environment • Describe the importance of synchronous communication tools • Apply synchronous communication tools in online learning
  4. 4. Introduction
  5. 5. Need of Communication in Online Learning Communication in traditional learning Communication in online learning
  6. 6. Synchronous and Asynchronous Environment Synchronous Asynchronous SMS
  7. 7. Synchronous Communication • Synchronous communication involves people interacting in real-time. • Synchronous communication allows participants/learners to communicate via video/computer conferencing, audio-graphic conferencing, phone calls, chat sessions, instant messaging with the help of internet.
  8. 8. Advantages of Synchronous Communication • live chat sessions/ discussions • Immediate feedback to learners. • Collecting input and making immediate decisions.
  9. 9. Advantages of Synchronous Communication • The motivation of needing to be prepared at a particular time and date • The ability to hold the live simulations, role playing, interactive presentation activities • Most importantly, giving a human touch to the virtual environment.
  10. 10. Synchronous Communication Tools • Synchronous tools enable real time communication and collaboration. These tools allows students/participants or instructors to connect at same time. It enables students or participants to engage instantly and at same/real time • Synchronous activities may include chat sessions, whiteboard drawings, and other group interactive work.
  11. 11. Importance of Synchronous Communication Tools • Synchronous tools can help humanize the classroom • It allows students to reach out in a specific time window with questions and get real-time answer • Synchronous tools allow teacher/instructor to use video or face-to-face chat • Synchronous tools require real-time teamwork
  12. 12. Examples of Synchronous communication tools Wimba iChat Etherpad Skype
  13. 13. Examples of Synchronous Communication Tools msn Talkshoe Gabbly chat box Google Hangouts
  14. 14. For e.g. Google Hangout
  15. 15. Features of Google Hangout • Users can also perform a group video chat with up to 10 users at a time. • The service can be accessed online through the Gmail or Google+ websites, or through mobile apps available for Android and iOS. • Photos ,files, You-tube videos and screen can be shared during conversations.