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Synchronous Learning

"Frequent student-faculty contact in and out of classes is the most important factor in student motivation and involvement" (Chickering & Gamson, 1987).


This wiki was created to provide resources and information on synchronous learning. Its focus is on computer technologies/web conferencing to augment online, hybrid, and sometimes even face-to-face courses. I will continue to add to this wiki and encourage anyone who wants to contribute to contact me for a password.


In order to be a savvy consumer of web-conferencing software, you should know what to critique and the various options provided by this software. Here's a great resource that provides questions for researching web-conferencing solutions: http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,2002130,00.asp


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Webinar Wire | C\Net Reviews: Web Conferencing Comparisons (2003-5) | InfoWorld Web Conferencing Reviews


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Comments (3)

Anonymous said

at 4:00 pm on Dec 5, 2007

Thank you Barbara, useful information for us.
I was recently at the University of Oklahoma and they talked about a program called Audacity (don't know if I've spelled it right). Also, they are investigating using something called Medsphere or Medisphere and another program called (ooh, I've forgotten and will have to look it up in my notes at home) but it was one that involved avatars.
I suppose I am way off of web conferencing but in looking at some of these, are there any conferencing components that might be an adjunct to other "cutting edge" features that might be useful to us? If not, just say no and don't spend any time on this.

Anonymous said

at 10:04 am on Dec 7, 2007

Pam... one of the programs that uses avatars is SecondLife. The edtech dept. here at BSU uses this and so Barbara probably is familiar. I have created an avatar and experimented some. It is very interesting and probably has some creative educational uses. http://secondlife.com/

barbara said

at 10:19 am on Dec 12, 2007

Thanks, Pam, for your comments. Yes, Audacity is a great program, free and multiplatform that you can download at http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/

It's an audio recording/editing program that is very easy to use. Also, you'll need to download an additional program (LAME encorder) that will convert the audacity file to other formats, such as mp3: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/faq?s=install&item=lame-mp3

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