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Tailored Learning: Designing the Blend That Fits by Nanette Miner, Jennifer Hofmann

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Chapter 6

Synchronous Learning— Gee, This Was Just Like a Real Class!

Synchronous learning refers to instruction that is led by a facilitator, in real stime, using technology. Synchronous interactions include conference calls, instant messaging, video conferences, and virtual classrooms. Typically, the learning methodology is characterized by technology-facilitated group interactions and collaboration among participants, along with discussions or other learning activities. This chapter will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of using synchronous technology as a delivery medium. The discussion of synchronous learning centers on the nine learning ...

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