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Development and Evaluation of a Web-Based Virtual Classroom System for Collaborative Learning in an African University
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, , Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa

Global Learn, in Berlin, Germany Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Abstract

Despite the increasing growth in popularity of virtual classrooms and online-learning, some factors including limited bandwidth for audio and video, poor transmission quality, poor collaborative work and limited feedback during virtual classroom sessions still need to be addressed. We present the design and implementation of a virtual classroom system that focuses on collaborative learning between students and tutors at remote locations. It allows students to engage in group activities and collaborate with instructors in commonly shared windows on which text, audio or video objects are added and shared online. The system was developed and hosted on the web using Moodle, Elluminate, WAMP Server, Java Script, MySQL, PHP and Dreamweaver. The results obtained from the demonstration using an undergraduate Course of a University exhibit the suitability and adequacy of the virtual classroom system. The evaluation based on selected indices also shows its level of performance and ratings

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Iwasokun, G. & Dehinbo, J. (2015). Development and Evaluation of a Web-Based Virtual Classroom System for Collaborative Learning in an African University. In Proceedings of Global Learn Berlin 2015: Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 633-643). Berlin, Germany: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 12, 2020 from .

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