Loch, Birgit and Reushle, Shirley (2008) The practice of web conferencing: where are we now? In: ASCILITE 2008: 25th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education: Hello! Where Are You in the Landscape of Educational Technology?, 30 Nov - 03 Dec 2008, Melbourne, Australia.
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[Abstract]: The use of web conferencing tools to support learning and teaching and facilitate interaction and collaboration is common in many higher education environments as is the replacement of face-to-face meetings with virtual collaboration tools. This paper reports on Phase 3 of a trial of web conferencing conducted at a regional Australian university and further explores the use of web conferencing to support and enhance learning and teaching. Preliminary findings from Phases 1 and 2 of the trial have been reported on in a previous paper. The action research method which framed the initial trial has again been applied to Phase 3. In Phase 1, collaborative mathematical problem-solving in an undergraduate course was carried out using web conferencing and tablet PCs. In addition, students in postgraduate Education courses were linked across the globe to participate in interactive and collaborative web conference activity. In Phase 2, a university-wide trial across disciplines was conducted. Phase 3 represents an analysis of feedback received from teachers who were involved in Phases 1 and 2 and who have had some time to reflect on the impact web conferencing has had on their teaching practice. From this, and their own experience, the authors make further observations regarding the use of web conferencing to support learning and teaching and raise a number of questions and issues to guide future research.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||Published version desposited with blanket permission of publisher. Please cite as: Loch, B. & Reushle, S. (2008). The practice of web conferencing: Where are we now? In Hello! Where are you in the landscape of educational technology? Proceedings ascilite Melbourne 2008. http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/melbourne08/procs/loch.pdf Accessed from USQ ePrints http://eprints.usq.edu.au|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||web conferencing; action research; evaluation; collaboration|
|Subjects:||330000 Education > 330100 Education Studies > 330107 Educational Technology and Media
280000 Information, Computing and Communication Sciences > 289900 Other Information, Computing and Communication Sciences
|Depositing User:||Dr Birgit Loch|
|Date Deposited:||30 Mar 2009 12:34|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 23:10|
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