ERIC Number: EJ652506
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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The Role of Synchronous Communication in Fully Distance Education.
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)
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Masters Programs
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