ERIC Number: ED388242
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Electronic Classroom: Features, Users and Evaluation Studies.
Ellis, A.; Debreceny, R. S.
Electronic Classroom is an Australian-developed software product that provides a shared screen facility between two to six Apple Macintosh computers using standard telephone lines and modems. It provides an icon-based "paint" interface with point and click switching of control between sites. Used in conjunction with an additional voice line, the software provides an easy to use, a robust and relatively low cost audiographic teleconferencing system. Electronic Classroom is already in use in distance education programs in every Australian state and mainland territory. Currently over 500 sites are being used to teach dozens of different subjects from primary school to university. Evaluation studies have found that students using Electronic Classroom often felt involved in the learning process more than might be the case with "regular" classroom methods. They were able to clearly differentiate between different teachers and their respective teaching styles, and preferred teachers who facilitated discussion rather than those who delivered a one-way address. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Australia