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Synchronous virtual classrooms – why?

Posted on 30 Oct 2014 with 0 comments
Instructional design Learning environment Multimedia Pedagogy Virtual classrooms

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Globally, for reasons including financial constraints, global access and viability more and more graduate and post-graduate courses are being offered online. Technological advancements and collaborative tools are significantly changing the learning and teaching landscape. Online communities and virtual classrooms are enabled to function effectively through the use of synchronous interactive tools. A pertinent paper titled ‘Use of Synchronous Virtual Classrooms: Why, Who, and How?’ looks at ‘why instructors adopt synchronous virtual classrooms as well as how they use them after their adoption’.


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Twitter in education

Posted on 23 Oct 2014 with 0 comments
Engagement and performance Innovation Social Media Teacher education

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Twitter is considered a powerful microblogging tool with many innovative teachers around the world incorporating it in teaching and learning activities. A recent paper in Open Praxis, titled Student Teachers’ Attitude towards Twitter for Educational Aims  looks at student teachers’ attitudes towards technology and social media for educational purposes.


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