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Multipoint Desktop Videoconferencing for Teacher Training: A Singapore Experience PROCEEDINGS

, , , , , , , Nanyang Technological University

EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, in Norfolk, VA USA ISBN 978-1-880094-42-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Abstract

Rapid technological development in the last decade makes it easier than ever
to use technologies as collaborative learning tools. Computer video conferencing as a
computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) technology brings learners closer to
real-world environments and it provides increasing opportunities for learners to share
experiences across time and space. This paper reports on how multipoint desktop video
conferencing (MDVC) is used in preservice teacher education programs in Singapore.
Our summative research findings reveal that student teachers reacted positively to the
scaffolding provided by peers and supervisors via video conferencing. MDVC
apparently opened up a new avenue for collegial learning, and student teachers do not
have to rely only on the expertise found in their own schools.

Citation

Wong, A.F.L., Sharpe, L., Crawford, L., Gopinathan, S., Moo, S.N., Khine, M.S. & Hu, C. (2001). Multipoint Desktop Videoconferencing for Teacher Training: A Singapore Experience. In C. Montgomerie & J. Viteli (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2001 (pp. 792-797). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

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