An Institutional Study of Learning and Teaching Using Web-Conferencing
Matt Bower, Macquarie University, Australia ; Meeri Hellstén, Södertörns Högskola University, Sweden
Global Learn, in Penang, Malaysia ISBN 978-1-880094-79-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
This report summarizes key findings relating to an institutional study of web-conference based learning and teaching at Macquarie University. Academics from a range of disciplines trialed a web-conferencing system during Semester 1 of 2009. Feedback from participants indicated general satisfaction with the system, though a variety of technical problems were experienced ranging from users’ ability to operate the platform to the perceived reliability of the system. Several academics identified the need for web-conferencing to enable effective synchronous pedagogies for distance teaching and learning. A range of issues relating to the use of web-conferencing are articulated as well as strategies for effective implementation. It is intended that the results this study provide a point of comparison for other institutions that may be experimenting with web-conferencing as well as a framework for evaluation.
Bower, M. & Hellstén, M. (2010). An Institutional Study of Learning and Teaching Using Web-Conferencing. In Z. Abas, I. Jung & J. Luca (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2010--Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 4168-4177). Penang, Malaysia: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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