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Synchronous Communication

What is synchronous communication?

Real-time, live collaboration with one or more people using either text, audio, and/or video. 

Why use synchronous communication?

  1. Immediate feedback
  2. Expedite the communication process
  3. Communicated to/from either a computer or mobile device

Possible Educational Applications of Synchronous Communications

  1. Online office hours
  2. Online class sessions / lectures
  3. Guest presentations
  4. Student group collaborations

Free Synchronous Communication Tools

How To Get Started with Synchronous Communications

  1. Sign-up for a free account on a service such as Skype or ooVoo
  2. Purchase or secure a headset microphone and/or webcam
  3. Setup a Wimba Classroom in Blackboard for synchronous online sessions

More Synchronous Communication Resources