Category: Collaboration

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Twitter – how interconnected are you?

Warning: do not read this unless you are obsessively interested in twitter and have nothing better to do with your time. I’ve been stimulated into thinking about this by various sites I’ve seen recently...

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Is online socialisation necessary?

Socialisation is generally considered to be a necessary or at least useful precursor to effective participation in online classes. It forms stage 2 in Gilly Salmon’s widely applied five-stage model. I’ve been thinking about...

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Six steps to a successful synchronous session

Cath Wilkins, an Open University Associate Lecturer among her other jobs, gave an interesting presentation this morning at the Teaching Mathematics with Online Tutorials conference. I’ve reported before on the Elluminate maths trials at...

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Telepresence: videoconferencing on steroids

Videoconferencing has been around for a long time now and its educational potential has been exploited in many ways. Telepresence is videoconferencing on steroids and gives the impression that the people you’re speaking to...