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This reflective practice paper utilizes the action research model to discuss the real time, virtual classroom for the “adult” learner. A brief historical context is given on distance education, followed by selective theoretical models that inform the action research. Data was provided by graduate level students in a variety of courses over several years. Educators, trainers, and adult learners might benefit by improving and transforming their instructional practice by the use of these new tools. Physical, on the ground classroom simulation was successfully achieved by the use of video conferencing software products. Empirical testing also revealed that screen sharing, streaming video clips, digital - freehand writing, and live “chats” were most beneficial for student learning.



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