The second approach is to replicate as far as possible the experience of face-to-face classroom teaching. Webinars are synchronous or ‘live’ sessions that consist of a lecture or seminar conducted online, supported by presentation slides with opportunities for live online chat.

These live sessions have the advantage of being much more active and interactive than the asynchronous alternative, but it takes more planning and requires becoming familiar with the technology. It is further possible to record webinars and make them available for offline access at a later time, so students can review the session, a good practice that should be encouraged.

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