Thursday, 12 April 2012

Chapter 7: Online Communication

Synchronous and Asynchronous Communication

Synchronous and Asynchronous communication is a separate term which are both different. Synchronous communication is direct communication between learner and student. For example is during the class period. When both of them is separated by distance, the process of training can still work on by using video conferencing, audio conferencing, text conferencing and visual image. If the trainer want to recognize the progress the learner, online testing will be the method for analysis.

Asynchronous communication is indirect communication whereas the trainers and learners are separated by distance and time. The training materials and lessons are implemented by using printed documents, training manuals, announcement and online guidance. Particularly, the communication is still maintained with the existence of thread discussion, email, chat rooms and group collaboration. Usually, the progress tracking is accomplished by online testing and the record on the task submitted.



The absent student will come and see the lecturer to ask for the task given for him. However, if the lecturer is not in his room, the student can still text him by mobile phone.

Someone that want to get the guidance from specific people can send an email. The email then will be replied whether straight forward or need to wait in several time.

In your opinion, which is better communication. Synchronous or asynchronous?

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Chapter 5: Browsing Stategies

Search Engines

Search engines is used in a way to find for any information via the Internet. Basically, people will open the website of this search engine to find for other unknown website. However, it does need only a keyword or phrase but not a long statement in order to make the process of searching to be easier. For instance, Yahoo, Google, and AVG search are the example of web search engines. The advantage of search engines is people do not need to use the money to use this web and it will save their time rather than reading a book to find information.
Example of web search engines

I work on a project to complete the task for the subject of ITE. I want to find more and details information about search engines. So, i turn to the web and type on the on the address bar. After the web appeared. I type a key word of "What is search engines?". Then, the informations of the search engines come out at the screen. I just click on the information that is suitable for my work. Finally, that is how i got information for the search engines.

How could we search information from the internet without web search engine?

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Chapter 2: Virtual vs Electronic Learning

Example of Electronic Campus
Electronic Campus 

An electronic campus can be defined as the campus that used the learning method with the new technology of the electronic learning. It is quite similar with the regular campus but it different in the concept of learning condition. An advantage of Electronic Campus is it gives students the freedom to choose courses they want to take and the colleges or universities at which they would like to take them. Students of e campus just need to login the system and click on the mouse to search for the work via the internet. It does not necessarily need the student to enjoy for the class duty but it is based on the student to work on their self.

One of the example of University which applied e campus                       

Just take example from the University Of Richmond. The university builds the system which is similar to e commerce. They created their own payment system. From the system, the students of this university are only need to logon to their system in order to pay for the fees for their semester fee, donation, bookstore, student’s cards and others. The result will directly be stored in the student information so that the campus will realize if the students are paying the fees on not.  

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