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ERIC Number: EJ842349
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1552-3233
Distance Learning in Micronesia: Participants' Experiences in a Virtual Classroom Using Synchronous Technologies
Rao, Kavita
Innovate: Journal of Online Education, v4 n1 Oct-Nov 2007
In this article, Kavita Rao describes a distance learning course offered to K-8 teachers in Micronesia that focused on the use of synchronous technologies to address cultural learning preferences for face-to-face and real-time communication. Rao presents a case study of the course that was conducted on the islands of Pohnpei and Ebeye. Participants' perspectives on the combination of synchronous and asynchronous distance learning technologies are explored and analyzed in order to determine what challenges and successes participants perceived. In assessing the participant feedback, Rao also includes a set of recommendations for course developers working in rural, geographically dispersed, and culturally diverse settings. (Contains 7 exhibits and 2 tables.)
Fischler School of Education and Human Services. Nova Southeastern University, 1750 NE 167th Street, North Miami Beach, FL 33162. Tel: 800-986-3223; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Federated States of Micronesia