The major theme that seems to be emerging for myself as I progress through the course is the focus on brick-and-mortar classrooms of math and science and how technology can be used to make these spaces technology- enhanced. We saw this in the video cases presented in Module A.
I’m curious however of how virtual classrooms fit into the scope of the course so far. If a technology-enhanced space is a classroom in a school with tools like smartboards or motion sensor equipment connected to a computer, how can a virtual classroom qualify to be a technology-enhanced space?
For example, Elluminte Live is a popular conferencing tool used by virtual schools for live interaction between teacher and students. Is it appropriate to say the Elluminate Live window of one live class is the “classroom”? If so, would tools like powerpoints, simulations, google docs, LMS based discussions, quizzes, chat systems allow for the Elluminate live classroom to be technology-enhanced?
It would be great to get some feedback from peers!