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Tools that Enable a Synchronous Online Environment

Are tools that enable a synchronous online environment as effective as the face-to-face contact in a traditional classroom environment? Explain your answer. Provide specific examples and include references as necessary.

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Though it may take the traditional classroom teacher some time to get used to the idea, there are indeed effective tools available to provide students with the type of environment achieved by a face-to-face classroom setting. The Internet is largely to credit with such tools as it provides a plethora of ways to synchronously connect with students. First, there are many different live-talk applications teachers can use to allow the type of conversation that might typically take place in a classroom to happen in an online environment. From online video chat programs to ...

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The solution discusses whether tools that enable a synchronous online environment are as effective as the face-to-face contact in a traditional classroom environment.

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