First and foremost a virtual classroom is a learning environment, therefore the tools offered to support this environment should ultimately support the learning goals. Depending on the goal, some tools perform better than others. Tools like Skype, Webex, Adobe Connect are designed for connecting remotely and interacting synchronously, potentially lending themselves to support educational goals like, for example, meeting with students outside of class time.
The Eberly Center has worked with faculty to test out using these tools. Contact us if you would like to explore more or try out a virtual classroom tool to meet your teaching and learning goals.
Want to find out more, explore, or try out a particular tool that might meet your goals?
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