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Formative Evaluation of Synchronous CMC Systems for a Learner-Centered Online Course

Formative Evaluation of Synchronous CMC Systems for a Learner-Centered Online Course

This research used formative evaluation methods to examine a number of synchronous computer-mediated communication systems for online learning. Several synchronous online activities were introduced and evaluated. Based on the results of observers' logs, ratings on social presence, communication effectiveness and communication interface, ten desirable features of synchronous CMC systems were recommended.... Show More

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