Technology issues in blended synchronous learning

Barney Dalgarno, Matt Bower, Mark Lee, Gregor Kennedy

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Universities have responded to demand from students for increased time flexibility by providing online alternatives to face-to-face education, typically centered around the provision of online learning resources along with asynchronous online learning activities. More recently, synchronous options afforded by the capabilities of web conferencing tools, video conferencing tools and virtual worlds have emerged, providing the potential to bring together face-to-face and remote students using blended synchronous learning strategies. In the OLT-funded project Blended Synchronicity: Uniting on-campus and distributed learners through rich-media real-time collaboration tools, seven case studies of the use of blended synchronous learning strategies were explored. This discussion paper highlights the technology considerations and technology setup issues emerging from the case studies, as background material for a round table discussion session at the conference.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2015)
EditorsK Clarke
Place of PublicationPerth, WA
PublisherCurtin University
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventASCILITE 2015: 32nd International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education - Curtin University, Perth, Australia
Duration: 29 Nov 201502 Dec 2015 (proceedings) (handbook)


ConferenceASCILITE 2015
Abbreviated titleGlobally connected, digitally enabled
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