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Elearning tips: Webinars and virtual classrooms

Webinars and virtual classrooms provide opportunities for real time interaction between students and teachers.


Short for web-based seminar, a webinar is a presentation, lecture, workshop or seminar that is transmitted over the web using video conferencing software.

A key feature of a webinar is its interactive elements: the ability to give, receive and discuss information in real-time.

Virtual classroom

A virtual classroom is an online classroom where students interact, access presentations and resources and work in groups.

Examples of webinar and virtual classroom software include Adobe Connect and Blackboard Collaborate.