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eTutorials with voice groupware: real-time conferencing to support computing students at a distance

Rapanotti, Lucia; Blake, Canan T. and Griffiths, Robert (2002). eTutorials with voice groupware: real-time conferencing to support computing students at a distance. ACM Bulletin, 34(3) pp. 116–120.

URL: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/544414.544451
DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/544414.544451
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Abstract

This paper reports on an investigation into the use of real-time voice groupware to support students on a computing course offered by the Open University, UK. The main objective of the investigation was to assess the feasibility and pedagogical advantage of deploying synchronous conferencing technology on a large population computing course to complement existing face-to-face and asynchronous online support for its students. In this paper we report on the findings from such an investigation, and draw a number of conclusions and recommendations covering feasibility, scalability and best practice in the use of voice groupware for eLearning.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2002, Association for Computing Machinery, Inc.
Extra Information: 1-58113-499-1
Keywords: distance learning; eTutorials; synchronous conferencing; voice groupware
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 19125
Depositing User: Lucia Rapanotti
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2009 11:20
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:42
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/19125
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