- Teleteaching can be considered as a form of e-learning or distance teaching. Most often, it implements a sort of direct instruction approach.
- Sometimes it also is used as synonym for educational videoconferencing, i.e. as a component of a design, not a design by itself.
2 Teleteaching designs
A key feature of a teleteaching instructional design model is e-instruction. Teleteaching is most often done in a class context (i.e. learners connect at the same time and can interact with the instructor). But they also may choose to look at archived sessions they can download. In addition, each learner will have to work on his own.
Of course, such a instructional framework can be combined with others. I.e. it is possible to engage learners of a distance teaching class in other activities, e.g. collaborative work through a wiki. Modern instructional design models like 4C/ID or First principles of instruction advocate the use of different strategies.
- For Videoconferencing
- Videoconferencing and archives of sessions, e.g. Mpeg4, quicktime, breeze/flash formats
- Screencasting software (slides + voice over).
- In addition