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Virtual Classrooms 




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What are they?


A virtual classroom is a form of distance education using the internet. They allow teachers to teach and students to learn without being physically present in a classroom. Virtual classrooms can be synchronous, asynchronous or a combination of the two.   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_classrooms



What might you find in a virtual classroom?


Class activities:

  • Group and individual learning activities
  • Discussions and chats with students, parents and guests
  • Quizzes and surveys
  • Homework activities and assessment documents
  • Full on-line courses with modules of work
  • Forums and synchronous chat sessions
  • WebQuests, Hotlists, Scavenger Hunts, etc.


Class organization:

  • Important information for students and parents
  • Calendar and timetables
  • Unit overviews
  • Student grade/mark book and criteria sheets
  • Student homepages



What are some forms of virtual classrooms?



A private on-line space that teachers and students can use to communicate 24/7 (http://www.csupomona.edu/~iit/learning/blackboard.shtml).



Web based lessons that are created by teachers for the use of students (http://teacherweb.com/tweb/WebQuests.aspx).


Second Life

3D virtual community where many professors are now choosing to hold class sessions (http://www.secondlife.com).

Click here to read an article about a teacher who holds class sessions on a virtual island in Second Life.




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Free site that provides teachers and studnets with features like live audio, video, text messaging, whiteboard, and content sharing (http://www.wiziq.com/tour/Learn-Teach-live-Virtual-Classroom.aspx).

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Blackboard. Retrieved May 15, 2009, from I&IT Learning Web site: http://www.csupomona.edu/~iit/learning/blackboard.shtml


Second Life. Retrieved May 15, 2009, from Second Life Web site:  http://secondlife.com/


University of Florida (2007, February 8). Distance Learning Moves Into 'Second Life' Virtual Classroom. ScienceDaily. Retrieved May      15,2009 Web site: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/02/070207193301.htm


Virtual Classroom. Retrieved May 15, 2009, from The Learning Place Web site:



Virtual classroom. Retrieved May 15, 2009, from WiZiQ Web site:



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Distance education. Retrieved May 15, 2009, from Wikipedia Web site:




















Comments (9)

cchavez@csupomona.edu said

at 9:47 am on May 12, 2009

Do you need any help with this? I think we need to get this up pretty soon.

cchavez@csupomona.edu said

at 10:06 pm on May 14, 2009

In-text references and References at end of text need to be formatted APA style. Do you want me to work on these?

Gihan Ahmed said

at 10:14 pm on May 14, 2009

Chavez, why don't you help her with this since Dr. Roby extended the time for us. I'm done with my other work and I don't know how to help. Thank you. Gihan

Amanda said

at 5:28 pm on May 15, 2009

Hi Chavez,

Thanks for looking though my page, but I put not complete up on the top so you everyone would know why certain things aren’t done. I just put little references here and there so i could remember what sites I got the from. I will go back and put everything into APA at the very end.


Gihan Ahmed said

at 11:56 am on May 16, 2009

Amanda, I have been checking your links and I fixed 3 of them, however, there are two links I couldn't fix at all. The first one is under the title Resources. I copied the link in a new window several times and tried to correct it but it is not working the proper way. Either you need to get to the link that you know and fix it or better (maybe) remove it. Here is the notice that I get after trying it over and over.

(I'm sorry, but we couldn't find what you were looking for.

Page names can't have a slash in them.

While normally you can create a new page just by linking to it, there may have been something about the page name that our system didn't like, such as an unexpected period or slash. Try going back to the referring page and removing these odd characters and then trying again.

If you're convinced you shouldn't be seeing this message, please contact support and let us know how you got here.)
the second link is the third on the Reference section. I can't get to work either. Please check it again. I will do my best to try to fix it.

Gihan Ahmed said

at 12:02 pm on May 16, 2009

Sorry Amanda, the first link is the one under Class Organization. The second link is under Resources (the third link).

Amanda said

at 4:11 pm on May 16, 2009

Thanks Gihan!

It took me a while, but I finally have it figured out. I think all thats left before you so ur second edit is for Chavez to add in his source...


Gihan Ahmed said

at 5:42 am on May 21, 2009

I tried the 3rd link under resources, still didn't work. Please check it again. I remember I email Chavez the same day I emailed you. I hope he can make it.

Amanda said

at 1:20 pm on May 21, 2009


Hmm im not sure why but it works when I try it...what browser are you using? Oh and Chavez if you happen to read this I saw that you logged in to my page to other day, but I didn't see any additional source or anything that you added...am I just missing it?

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