MoSAIC: Models for Synchronous Audiographic Interactive Conferencing

Tim Neumann, London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education

TRA2 T Neumann (Final Report) [pdf, 1.3mb]

 

Articles written as part of the MOSAIC project (by Sara De Freitas and Tim Neumann) are also available:

The use of ‘exploratory learning’ for supporting immersive learning in virtual environments. Computers & Education Vol 52 (2), pages 343-352. [External link]

Pedagogic strategies supporting the use of Synchronous Audiographic Conferencing: A review of the literature.  British Journal of Educational Technology, Vol 40 (6), pages 980–998. [External link].

  

PROJECT SUMMARY:

This project focuses on synchronous audiographic web conferencing (SAC) as a delivery tool and aims to develop a set of pedagogic application models for its use in distance education. 

This project promotes SAC as a delivery mode for distance education, representing a technology that is readily available, but currently underused. It aims to supplement the portfolio of remote delivery methods by taking advantage of a multimodal, media-rich technology that has a high potential to reach out and draw in a wider range of learners through more direct involvement, appeal to different learning approaches and styles, and enhanced social collaborative presence at a distance.

Objectives of the project are:

  • To identify the current scope of SAC provision and related technologies at the University of London
  • To review pedagogical theories for their use in synchronous media-rich teaching and learning contexts
  • To develop and evaluate a set of pedagogical models for a range of different SAC application scenarios in the context of distance education
  • To design and create guidelines and toolkits supporting the use of SAC
  • To develop an advisory service on SAC and related technologies for the University of London

 

Outcomes of the project are:

  • Systematic literature review on pedagogical theories related to SAC.
  • Theoretical models and practitioner guidelines for SAC use in distance education.
  • Organisational procedures for using SAC in an institutional context.
  • Open access resources on SAC.
  • Formal and structured access to expertise on SAC through the advisory service.
 

 

 

Pedagogic strategies supporting the use of Synchronous Audiographic Conferencing: A review of the literature [external link]. British Journal of Educational Technology, Vol 40 (6)

 

The use of ‘exploratory learning’ for supporting immersive learning in virtual environments [external link].  Computers & Education 52 (2009) 343–352

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