Share Paper: Smooth Synchronous Solutions: The Truth About Synchronous Learning Environments

  1. Marianne Bauer, Colorado State University OnlinePlus Learning Technologies, United States
  2. Jeffrey Bauer, University of Northern Colorado, United States
  3. Albert Powell, Colorado State University OnlinePlus Learning Technologies, United States
Thursday, June 27 11:15-11:35 AM Salon B

Abstract: When former U.S. Astronaut Dr. Ron Sega came to us with a proposal to offer his Systems Engineering Masters Program online, we met the challenge. When first implemented in 2008, the Adobe Connect synchronous software posed many technical problems. Students struggled with login, setup, and the system frequently froze up or crashed. The solution was to hire a media specialist to support the Systems Engineering program. Two years later we know much more about running synchronous learning environments effectively. After exploring best practices in implementing synchronous learning environments, as well as tips on troubleshooting and stabilizing the technologies, you will ...