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A Synchronous Communication Tool for Online Learning: Strategies, Issues Outcomes
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, University of Nevada, Reno, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Online communication is one critical component in a Web based course. To effectively conduct the online communication, appropriate communication tool is necessary, and the integration of the tool needs to be carefully designed. This paper will introduce (a) a synchronous online communication tool Skype, (b) strategies of integrating it into online learning environment; (c) issues that students had when using Skype; and (d) students' perception and performance of using Skype, and learning outcomes from Web-based courses.

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Liu, L. (2007). A Synchronous Communication Tool for Online Learning: Strategies, Issues Outcomes. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2399-2403). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 15, 2019 from .

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