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Enhancing Practicum Supervision with Asynchronous and Synchronous Technologies

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Universal Journal of Educational Research Volume 3, Number 5, ISSN 2332-3205


Three video/web conferencing technologies (Pocket Camcorder, Skype, Adobe Connect) were used in regional schools in Australia to determine whether the technologies are appropriate for the needs of the university supervisor, trainee teachers and supervising teachers with regard to practicum teaching placements. Findings revealed that Pocket Camcorders gave good video quality and were very portable but had constraints of limited field of vision and poor sound quality. Skype and Adobe Connect are cross platform, offered good audio and video resolution and were the most appropriate technologies. However supervisors and users need to be aware of limitations. Implications are drawn for professional experience and pedagogy.


Teo, Y.H., McNamara, S., Romeo, G. & Gronn, D. (2015). Enhancing Practicum Supervision with Asynchronous and Synchronous Technologies. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 3(5), 322-327. Retrieved March 24, 2023 from .

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