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ERIC Number: EJ880564
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1059-7069
Technological Constraints and Implementation Barriers of Using Videoconferencing for Virtual Teaching in New Zealand Secondary Schools
Lai, Kwok-Wing; Pratt, Keryn
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, v17 n4 p505-522 Oct 2009
Nine New Zealand secondary schools participated in the OtagoNet project, using videoconferencing technologies to deliver courses to multiple sites. This paper reports findings from a study conducted between 2001 and 2004 to evaluate the effectiveness of OtagoNet. It was found that videoconferencing technology had a significant impact on pedagogy and teaching styles. Also, the use of videoconferencing in and of itself did not necessarily increase teacher-student or student-student interaction. The importance of the teacher in implementing and integrating technology into the learning environment was highlighted in this project. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand