synchronous learning


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synchronous learning

Multi-site learning in which learners are linked to their instructor(s) by audio and video conferencing (includes chat, Skype, webcam) software so that they can ask questions and receive feedback in real time.
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Even the hardiest techno-pioneers quail in the face of such costs, but both Jones and Resmondo emphasized that an ongoing, interactive, synchronous learning system doesn't have to cost a lot.
Remote synchronous learning takes place between an instructor and his students in real-time, but not necessarily at the same place.
(2010), the success of blended synchronous learning activities depends on the quality of audio, use of teaching associates and support staff.
UMKC Division of Dental Hygiene courses utilize Centra--a platform that gives the students the opportunity to "see" their faculty and peers during synchronous learning times.
Both asynchronous learning, or two-way communication that occurs with a time delay, and synchronous learning, where participants respond in real time, can provide pupils with an opportunity to interact with a mentor so they can feel a personal connection and have a forum to ask questions.
To put the skeptics at ease, she says that despite the growth of the synchronous learning market, the best trainers will need to be adept at traditional, asynchronous and synchronous delivery.
We think of the live synchronous learning environments as supplements to our online courses, providing students and faculty with another way to communicate, teach and learn.
Faculty can creatively use technology to generate meaningful synchronous learning opportunities for online students.
Additionally, when students cannot show up in the traditional classroom, they can receive teacher's lecturing through the IPTV of the LMM tool to perform a fashion of synchronous learning. Third, after lecturing, students in the experimental group just get the LMMs for reviewing, and vice versa for students in the control group merely have PowerPoint slides.
While a blended solution of asynchronous and synchronous learning remains valid today, the scope of what educators and learners need has broadened.
The purposes of this research were to: (a) examine the characteristics of different synchronous CMC systems; (b) identify the features of the synchronous CMC tools that are conducive to online interactions; (c) understand how novice learners adapt to synchronous CMC systems; and (d) investigate the features that would be central to the design of synchronous learning systems.
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