Teaching and learning through broadband videoconferencing
Karen Andrews, University of Alberta , Canada
University of Alberta . Awarded
This study begins with the inspirational account of one school's journey to uncover the possibilities of TeleLearning---a new-age way of teaching and learning through broadband networks and IP-based videoconferencing. Previous studies, along with constructivism and change theories, are used to support the development of new technology-mediated learning environments.
Chapter 4 is a rich description of TeleLearning including images of curriculum-based videoconferences. Chapter 5 brings us to the TeleLearning study. Student and teacher perceptions of this way of teaching and learning are examined. The research results provide useful indicators of how videoconferencing lessons should be designed in order to ensure learner engagement and achievement.
Chapter 6 offers technical details, including infrastructure, and equipment. In Chapter 7, practical, research-based advice informs the successful creation of videoconferencing programs and environments. The natural conclusions to this work are the lessons learned and a look ahead at the future of videoconferencing in education.
Andrews, K. Teaching and learning through broadband videoconferencing. Master's thesis, University of Alberta.
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