An Institutional study of learning and teaching using web-conferencing

Matthew Bower, Meeri Hellsten

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2010
    EditorsZoraini Wati Abas, Insung Jung, Joseph Luca
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)1880094797
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventGlobal Conference on Learning and Technology (1st : 2010) - Penang, Malaysia
    Duration: 17 May 201020 May 2010


    ConferenceGlobal Conference on Learning and Technology (1st : 2010)
    CityPenang, Malaysia


    • web-conferencing
    • evaluation
    • Adobe Connect
    • institutional


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