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Blended Learning: the simple truths, basic mistakes and vast potential of multi-modal learning

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HC Online | 30 May 2013, 12:00 AM Agree 0
The term 'Blended Learning' means different things to different people, and even experts can’t agree on what it means. Stephen De Kalb provides some insights from a new report by TP3.
  • Craig McAllister | 28 Jun 2013, 03:29 PM Agree 0
    Virtual classrooms and virtual study groups with live video avatars in real time could bridge the face to face personal connection gap. A company called IVN has live video avatar software (Silhouette) that puts people in virtual worlds as live images with associated synchronized audio. With Silhouette, each user in a virtual world is able to see and be seen as a live streaming video avatar in real time. This heightened sense of presence and realism would facilitate more effective instruction and social networking. Silhouette would allow each online student to connect to and feel present in a real school type atmosphere and educational community, as well as establish "real time" face-to-face relationships with other classmates, as well as with their respective teachers.

    A proof of concept demo of Silhouette is available at
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