CECS 5400

Educational Telecommunications

Summer 2006

Assignment #1


What is telecommunications? What is education?

Description:

Discuss issues on telecommuications and education.

Turn In:

  1. Post an introductory message about yourself on the course selected discussion area.
  2. Post a second message (4+ substantial paragraphs) to the course selected discussion area that explains your thoughts on the difference between telecommunications over distance vs. telecommunications over time.
  3. Can you give an example of each in your local environment?

  4. How is distance vs. time related to the concepts of asynchronous vs. synchronous communication?

  5. Give an example of asynchronous and synchronous communications being used in the classroom (the examples can be electronic or non-electronic in nature).

  6. Use web resources such as howstuffworks.com to justify your answer if you wish.
  7. Reply to at least two other postings.