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ERIC Number: EJ892851
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2395
Web Conferencing Software in University-Level, e-Learning-Based, Technical Courses
Coffey, John W.
Journal of Educational Technology Systems, v38 n3 p367-381 2009-2010
Faculty who offer university-level technical courses through e-Learning environments must surmount several difficult challenges. Traditionally, learning in technical courses takes place through real-time interactions between instructor and students in the course of solving actual problems--a form of activity that is not possible in asynchronous e-Learning systems. The current study contains an account of experiences gained in using Web Conferencing software to provide a spoken synchronous component to a project-oriented senior-level computer science class. Strengths and weaknesses of this undertaking and a sketch of a different type of hybrid course are presented. While the discourse in this article is focused on computer science, principles put forth are applicable to teaching and learning in any technical field. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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