Using Synchronous Tools to Build Community in the Asynchronous Online Classroom - Faculty Focus | Faculty Focus | Social e-learning network | Scoop.it
Sometimes students in the online environment just need that extra nudge to feel connected in order to truly excel. As instructors, we can facilitate community-building in an asynchronous environment by utilizing synchronous tools, such as Wimba, Skype, Elluminate, and others available to us via our learning management system or outside of the LMS.

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