Exploring teaching models for synchronous classroom in e-Learning
Though, most of online courses conducted in the pass were asynchronous oriented, due to the recent advance of information technology on the Internet bandwidth and the IP-based conferencing system, conducting synchronous online courses are now feasible. There are no longer obstacles for promoting e-learning in terms of limited computing power, short memory capacity and not enough network bandwidth. The new challenges have shifted to how to conduct a high qualify online course by combing synchronous and asynchronous learning into a blended mode.
The feature of asynchronous-oriented instruction and the text only interaction mode in the passed e-learning are very inconvenient and inefficient. Because Chinese input for many senior teachers are difficult and using text express the meaning of content and answer questions would result bad performance of demonstrating instructors¡¦ professional. The advanced Learning Management System nowadays can support IP-based video-conferencing and document sharing for teachers and students to do online synchronous face to face instruction and interactions; the question is most teachers are not aware of this kind of potential and what kind of teaching models can be adopted in the online synchronous classroom. The purpose of this thesis is to explore different teaching models and their best practices by action research, such that the results can serve as good references for teachers. This research environment is the course named e-Learning Theory & Practice conduced for many semesters on NSYSU Cyber University.
Advisor:None; Nian-Shing Chen; None
School:National Sun Yat-Sen University
School Location:China - Taiwan
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:team teaching synchronous instruction model classroom action research e learning
Date of Publication:09/07/2005