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Uniting on-campus and distributed learners through media-rich synchronous tools: A national project

M Bower, GE Kennedy, B Dalgarno, MJW Lee

ASCILITE 2011 - The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education | Published : 2011

Abstract

Twenty-first century university students find it increasingly difficult to commit to regular face-toface classes, yet real-time interaction and collaboration are often essential to achieving successful learning outcomes. This paper outlines the authors'plans for a cross-institutional project funded by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council aimed at identifying, characterising and evaluating technology-enhanced ways of bringing together on-campus and geographically dispersed students and engaging them in media-rich collaborative learning experiences. The project will focus on three synchronous technologies: desktop video conferencing, web conferencing and 3D virtual worlds. The paper fi..

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