EDUC 7102 Module 2: Communiction
I agree that there has certainly been a growing acceptance of distance education over the last few years. Much of this is due to factors such as an increase in online communication, practical experience with new tools, growing comfort with online discourse, and the ability to communicate with diverse groups from around the world (Laureate Education, Inc., 2008). Among these I believe that communication is one of the greatest contributing factors to the growing acceptance of distance education.
Over time communication has made significant improvements. Many of the improvements in online communication have been directly related to the development of newer and better online tools. In the distance education setting we can communicate both synchronously or asynchronously using different tools. Synchronous communication (communication that occurs in real time) can be achieved through the use of tools such as video conferencing, skype, and live chats. Asynchronous communication which allows students to…
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