Author(s)Anderson, Lynn; Athabasca University, Centre for Distance Education
Fyvie, Barb; Athabasca University, Centre for Distance Education
Koritko, Brenda; Athabasca University, Centre for Distance Education
McCarthy, Kathy; Athabasca University, Centre for Distance Education
Murillo Paz, Sonia; Athabasca University, Centre for Distance Education
Rizzuto, Mary; Athabasca University, Centre for Distance Education
Tremblay, Remi; Athabasca University, Centre for Distance Education
Sawyers, Urel; Athabasca University, Centre for Distance Education
Keywordse-Learning; Online Learning; Online Education; Distance Education
LMS; e-learning; learning management systems; CMC
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AbstractPractical guidelines are offered for the use of online synchronous conferencing software by session administrators and moderators. The configuration of the software prior to conferencing sessions is discussed, and the planning and implementation of useful collaborative activities such as "synchronised browsing". The combination of these practices into useful "patterns" for specific online conferencing purposes is discussed.
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