A virtual classroom is a learning space where both teachers and students can see, hear and interact with students in real time via the internet.
Here's what the LearnCube virtual classroom looks like:
What are the key characteristics:
- Teachers and students can see and hear each other (live video streaming)
- Students can ask questions and teacher can provide info/links (via the chat box)
- Teachers can upload multiple lesson materials into the whiteboard (screen sharing is largely obsolete)
- Participants engage on the whiteboard at the same time (i.e. practice together - write, draw, watch videos, etc)