Chat Room to Classroom: Action Research on Using Synchronised Discussion to Support Open Learning

By Mriga Williams.

Published by The Technology Collection

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

The action research paper aims to explore the use of chat room facility in carrying out synchronous discussions for groups/individuals to support open learning.

Keywords: Synchronised Discussion, Depth of Learning, Facilitation, Distance Learning, Learning Environment, Support

International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp.151-162. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.323MB).

Mrs Mriga Williams

I have many years of experience in education and hold a Master’s degree In Practice of Education. My interests in use of technology to widen the student access into programmes and provide quality experience has grown over the years and allowed me to develop programmes for Negotiated, Open and Blended Learning that can be delivered via the Internet using WebCT. Issues like student-tutor relationship, quality student experience and skills of facilitation using this medium of teaching and learning are crucial to supporting and empowering learners in the development of life long learning skills in the 21st century. I am passionate about student centred teaching and learning as well as assessments which allow integration of theory and practice. My love for travel and knowledge of other cultures helps me to empathise and understand multi-cultural student community.

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