This report summarizes key findings relating to an institutional study of web-conference based learning and teaching at Macquarie University. Academics from a range of disciplines trialed a web-conferencing system during Semester 1 of 2009. Feedback from participants indicated general satisfaction with the system, though a variety of technical problems were experienced ranging from users’ ability to operate the platform to the perceived reliability of the system. Several academics identified the need for web-conferencing to enable effective synchronous pedagogies for distance teaching and learning. A range of issues relating to the use of web-conferencing are articulated as well as strategies for effective implementation. It is intended that the results this study provide a point of comparison for other institutions that may be experimenting with web-conferencing as well as a framework for evaluation.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2010|
|Editors||Zoraini Wati Abas, Insung Jung, Joseph Luca|
|Place of Publication||USA|
|Publisher||Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||Global Conference on Learning and Technology (1st : 2010) - Penang, Malaysia|
Duration: 17 May 2010 → 20 May 2010
|Conference||Global Conference on Learning and Technology (1st : 2010)|
|Period||17/05/10 → 20/05/10|
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Bower, M., & Hellsten, M. (2010). An Institutional study of learning and teaching using web-conferencing. In Z. W. Abas, I. Jung, & J. Luca (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2010 (pp. 4168-4177). USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.