Technology issues in blended synchronous learning

Barney Dalgarno, Gregor Kennedy, Matt Bower, Mark J.W. Lee

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Abstract

Universities have responded to demand from students for increased time flexibility by providing online alternatives to face-to-face education, typically centered around the provision of online learning resources along with asynchronous online learning activities. More recently, synchronous options afforded by the capabilities of web conferencing tools, video conferencing tools and virtual worlds have emerged, providing the potential to bring together face-to-face and remote students using blended synchronous learning strategies. In the OLT-funded project Blended Synchronicity: Uniting on-campus and distributed learners through rich-media real-time collaboration tools, seven case studies of the use of blended synchronous learning strategies were explored. This discussion paper highlights the technology considerations and technology setup issues emerging from the case studies, as background material for a round table discussion session at the conference.

Original languageEnglish
Pages664-667
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event32nd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2015 - Perth, Australia
Duration: 30 Nov 20153 Dec 2015

Conference

Conference32nd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2015
CountryAustralia
CityPerth
Period30/11/153/12/15

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    Dalgarno, B., Kennedy, G., Bower, M., & Lee, M. J. W. (2015). Technology issues in blended synchronous learning. 664-667. Paper presented at 32nd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning and Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2015, Perth, Australia. http://www.2015conference.ascilite.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/ascilite-2015-proceedings.pdf#page=664