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ERIC Number: EJ652506
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0814-673X
The Role of Synchronous Communication in Fully Distance Education.
Motteram, Gary
Australian Journal of Educational Technology, v17 n2 p131-49 Win 2001
Describes a distance education course for a Masters program at the University of Manchester and discuses the use of computer mediated communication to build a sense of community and to understand course content. Concludes that synchronous tools are more effective for social aspects while asynchronous tools are better for the academic aspects. (Author/LRW)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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