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ERIC Number: EJ897146
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-8756-3894
Comparing Synchronous Virtual Classrooms: Student, Instructor and Course Designer Perspectives
Lavolette, Elizabeth; Venable, Melissa A.; Gose, Eddie; Huang, Eric
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v54 n5 p54-61 Sep 2010
The synchronous tool that is right for developing an online course depends on the context, needs and priorities. This report compares synchronous, virtual classroom systems Elluminate Live! v. 9 and Dimdim v. 4.5. The researchers compared the features of each system in terms of facilitation of communication, presentation of course content and logistical requirements. Similarities and differences are outlined. Online workshops were conducted with each of the systems to collect feedback from instructors and students regarding overall perceptions of the systems and ease of use. Recommendations are provided for those making decisions about the selection and implementation of a synchronous, virtual classroom system.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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