Synchronous Learning: Is there a future?

Citation data:

Technology

Publication Year:
2013
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Repository URL:
https://scholarsarchive.jwu.edu/technology/8; http://elearnmag.acm.org/archive.cfm?aid=2524588
DOI:
10.1145/2524588
Author(s):
Sivula, Martin
Publisher(s):
ScholarsArchive@JWU
Tags:
Synchronous Learning: Is there a future?; Dr. Martin Sivula; Johnson & wales university; college of management; providence; ri; elearn magazine; Education; Technology and Innovation
article description
In the last five years or so, society has witnessed a proliferation of electronic devices—smartphones, iPads, tablets, netbooks, etc. This trend has brought more mobility to the learner in terms of what, where, when, and how to learn. In response, many schools and colleges have developed degree programs and courses to accommodate a wide variety of learner types. Although many universities offer opportunities for online instruction, they predominantly offer asynchronous opportunities. However, a great opportunity also exists for the synchronous, online learning environment.