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Table of Contents

The table of contents from Learning in Real Time:


About the Author.

1. Learning, Live Online.

Synchronous Interaction Across the Learning Continuum.

Needs Served by Synchronous Interaction.

The Synchronous Compact.

Indicators for Real-Time Online Learning.

Learner Skills Developed and Assessed Live Online.

2. Real-Time Learning as Good Practice.

Contact Between Students and Faculty.

Cooperation Among Students.

Active Learning.

Prompt Feedback.

Time on Task.

High Expectations.

Diverse Talents and Ways of Learning.

3. Tools for Learning in Real Time.

Text-Based Tools.

Live Audio and Video Tools.

Content, Display, and Other Interactive Tools.

4. Real-Time Learning Venues.

A Moving Target.

Chat Rooms.

Instant Messenger.

Multi-user Virtual Environments.

Virtual Reference, Tutoring, and Help Desks.

Virtual Offices and Virtual Meeting Rooms.

Virtual Classrooms.

Interactive Webcasting.

Webcasting or Broadcasting.

In-class Online Aids.

5. Facilitating Learning in Real Time.

Be a Good Host.

Inflate a Bubble of Concentration.

Be a Ringmaster.

Use Virtual Body Language.

Rely on Others: You Are Not Alone.

Use the Synchronous Dashboard.

Be Prepared and Manage Crises.

6. Real-Time Online Learning Activities.

Magnetic Brainstorms.

Stone Soup.

Solo Fishbowls.

Paired Partners or Dyads.

Cracker Barrels.

Guest Appearances and Co-hosts.

Live Blogging and Cclogging.

Expeditions and Virtual Training Labs.

Multiple Venue Productions or Presentations.

Additional Resources.

Further Reading and Related Web Sites.

Ten Common Misconceptions About Synchronous Instruction.

Scheduling Synchronous Interaction.

Buyer’s Guide: Questions to Ask When Considering a Synchronous Tool.



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