The First Step toward E-Learning

Intorduction to Synchronous & Asynchronous

Computer Mediated Communication, (CMC) Tools

  • Learn how to use CMC tools:
    1. to improve your English
    2. to connect to other learners and teachers from around the world
    3. to become an independent learner
    4. to learn how to use your critical thinking skill to discover and explore new knowledge available for you online


  • Synchronous online communication:
    • Communications that occur live online or in real time
  • Asynchronous online communication:
    • Communications that don't occur in real time, (flexible)
    • Examples of asynchronous CMC Tools:
    1. Yahoo Groups
    2. Blogger
    3. Odeo
    4. Voice Email

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