Using Video Conferencing to Support Blended Synchronous Learning: Design Principles, Experiences, and Lessons Learned
Wednesday, June 26 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Location: De Dam 2
Abstract: In this study, a blended synchronous learning approach was adopted to enable adult learners to join classroom learning from homes using video conferencing. This study followed the design-based research approach and progressed through three semesters. A set of design principles and implementation strategies was gradually improved and summarized from the study. Some of the design principles and strategies included creating equivalent learning experiences, establishing teaching and social presences, and constantly monitoring the online students by asking questions. The purpose of this paper was to share the design principles and implementation strategies, experiences gained and lessons learned from the blended synchronous learning approach, and possible future research areas.