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Best Practices in using Collaboration Software for On Campus and Virtual Campus Learning!

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2009-04-02 12:00 pm EDT

Presenter: Wimba and Villanova University

Villanova University
Bartley Hall Room 1011 - 800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085 US

Join us for a light lunch and an informative seminar on Thursday, April 2nd at Villanova University. Learn how Wimba's Collaboration Suite can enhance learning, improve outcomes, and increase student retention rate.

With the emergence and fast-paced evolution of distance learning, educators are challenged by, and seeking ways to offer effective online classes that are innovative and imaginative. During this seminar you will hear how Villanova University and other area schools successfully increased student engagement and class interaction by incorporating collaborative, active learning methods into physical and virtual classrooms. These elements of collaboration include voice, video, social presence, chat, application sharing and content. This presentation will demonstrate how better learning outcomes can be more easily achieved in online courses when collaboration tools are included. This presentation will include demonstrations of Wimba Classroom and Wimba Voice. We are also excited to launch Wimba’s newest collaboration tool Pronto, an academic instant messaging platform designed to bring informal learning settings online. Wimba Pronto includes unique features to specifically benefit students, teachers, and educational institutions including: Instant Access to Campus Services, Queued Chat for Tutoring and Office Hours, Blended Audio and Video Conferencing as well as Instant School-Wide Notifications

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