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Synchronous Communication

Scope Note: 
Communication in real time, characterized by concurrent exchanges between participants. Interaction is simultaneous without a meaningful time delay between sending a message and receiving or responding to it. Occurs in electronic (e.g., interactive videoconferencing) and non-electronic environments (e.g., telephone conversations).
Category: Social Processes and Structures
Broader Terms
Communication (Thought Transfer)
Narrower Terms
N/A
Use this term instead of
Chat Rooms
Face to Face Communication
Instant Messaging
Real Time Communication
Related Terms
Asynchronous Communication
Audience Response Systems
Computer Mediated Communication
Content Analysis
Discourse Analysis
Discussion Groups
Distance Education
Educational Technology
Feedback (Response)
Interaction
Interactive Video
Internet
Interpersonal Communication
Online Courses
Teleconferencing
Videoconferencing
Virtual Classrooms
Added to ERIC: 7/8/2008