ERIC Number: ED594151
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Apr
Educational Technology and Resources for Synchronous Learning in Higher Education
Yoon, Jiyoon, Ed.; Semingson, Peggy, Ed.
As more classes move to online instruction, there is a need for research that shows the effectiveness of synchronous learning. Educators must guide students on how to use these new learning tools and become aware of the research trends and opportunities within these developing online and hybrid courses. "Educational Technology and Resources for Synchronous Learning in Higher Education" provides evidence-based practice on incorporating synchronous teaching tools and practice within online courses to enhance content mastery and community development. Additionally, the book presents a strong theoretical overview of the topic and allows readers to develop a more nuanced understanding of the benefits and constraints of synchronous learning. Covering topics such as game learning, online communication, and professional development, it is designed for online instructors, instructional designers, administrators, students, and researchers and educators in higher education, as well as corporate, military, and government sectors. Chapters in the book include: (1) Faces or Fingers: Building Community with Synchronous Chat (Cynthia D. Kilpatrick); (2) Live Sessions and Accelerated Online Project-Based Courses (Karabi C. Bezboruah); (3) Online Synchronous Activities to Promote Community of Inquiry in Two Nursing Courses (Jennifer Roye and Denise M. Cauble); (4) Synchronous Learning in an Asynchronous Environment for Orientation, Intervention, (5) "I Found Myself Retweeting": Using Twitter Chats to Build Professional Learning Networks (Julie A. Delello and Annamary L. Consalvo); (6) Authentic Inquiry with Undergraduate Preservice Teachers in Synchronous Interactive Video Conferencing Courses (Marla K. Robertson and Amy Piotrowski); (7) Is It Real or Not?: Experiences of Synchronous Learning and Training for Counseling Graduate Students (Katie Koo); (8) Shaping the Future of Telecollaboration: Web RTC (Alberto Andujar); (9) The Role of Video and Text Chat in a Virtual Classroom: How Technology Impacts Community (Sharla Berry); (10) Beyond Button Smashing: Utilizing Minecraft and Other Video Games as Synchronous Learning Tools for Science Learning (Sherry Yi); (11) Quality Assurance Within Synchronous Sessions of Online Instruction (William Alan Kerns); (12) Improving Involvement Through Interaction in Synchronous Teaching/Learning in Higher Education (Tami Seifert); (13) Technology Tools for Teaching and Learning in Real Time (Emtinan Alqurashi); and (14) Synchronous Online Learning: The Experiences of Graduate Students in an Educational Technology Program (Amy L. McGinn).
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Synchronous Communication, Teaching Methods, Educational Games, Computer Mediated Communication, Professional Development, Higher Education, Telecommunications, Student Projects, Communities of Practice, Cooperative Learning, Nursing Education, Orientation, Intervention, Handheld Devices, Undergraduate Students, Preservice Teachers, Videoconferencing, Graduate Students, Counselor Training, Video Technology, Virtual Classrooms, Science Instruction, Quality Assurance
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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