In a classroom, teachers and students experience face-to-face communication. Opinions are exchanged in real-time.
How do we simulate “face-to-face” communication in situations that are beyond the classroom?
What are the tools that we need?
Transfer and sharing of materials
Synchronized playback of materials
Classroom control mechanism
Audio/Video to convey a human touch
Instant and real-time messaging to connect people
Many-to-many simultaneous instant messaging
Facilitator/Teacher to have control over the participants
Virtual Workspace (VW) replicates normal classroom learning without losing communication and tracking controls inbuilt with the above tools.
It is an Internet Browser-based application and allows a teacher-students conference without exposure to external distractions such as advertisements, users’ friends, etc that are typical on Live Messenger, Yahoo, Skype, etc.
Whiteboard Function for real-time & interactive teaching
File-Sharing of Powerpoint/Word documents
to conduct online lessons
File-transfer to send real-time quizzes and worksheets
at lesson end to test understanding
Breakout Rooms for special attention groups or
Supports multiple breakout rooms
Live webcam with audio
File transfer – allow saving to disk.
File sharing by viewing Doc, Excel, PPT files inside VW
Track and view attendance of each student
Save each session’s chat log
Facilitator has Enable-Control features for students