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Moodle 2.5 Multimedia by João Pedro Soares Fernandes

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Chapter 7. Synchronous Communication and Interaction

In this chapter, we will see how we can interact with our students in real time, specifically by using an online chat service and a desktop sharing application. These can be helpful for distance education, providing new ways of communicating and interacting with our students (and between them) when we are not all in the same physical space. Because Moodle does not provide effective synchronous communication tools (the chat activity could overload the server), the aforementioned tools are presented as extensions that can support our courses giving them a new level of interaction. In distance courses with considerable duration, such communication can be a motivation and a way of providing support ...

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