Sunday, September 28, 2008

Synchronous Learning - Web Conferencing

With broadband nearly ubiquitous via 3G phones, DSL, cable and satellite technologies, more and more educators are using Web conferencing technologies to communicate real-time with students. There are even (limited) versions that are available at no cost - see the vRoom linked in the header.

The many providers of these technologies comprise a competitive field - Wimba, Elluminate, WebX, and DimDim to name a few - compete to keep the prices low. They all provide recording capability, so when students miss a session or want to review a session, it is just a click away.

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