Online Learning Systems in the Department of Leadership and Educational Studies are designed to support the social constructivist learning experiences we provide our students. We use an assortment of synchronous and asynchronous to enhance large and small group discussion and collaboration.
OpenQwaq (previously known as Teleplace) is our second generation 3D virtual world, which provides enhanced collaboration capabilities such as shared document creation and editing, localized sound regions for small group communication, and embedding of web and multimedia elements within a 3D immersive workspace.
AsULearn is the Appalachian State University course management system that allows classroom interactions to extend onto the web. AsULearn is primarily an asynchronous system that allows faculty to post course information, hold class discussions, and accept assignments online.
Wimba Classroom is our audio and text communication platform, integrated within AsULearn, which provides synchronous learning opportunities including voice over Internet, instant messaging, polling, application sharing, and creation of breakout rooms for small-group discussion and collaboration.
There are several other online systems and library resources that may be used in your courses here in the Department of Leadership and Educational Studies.