in Real Time is a site dedicated to bringing together and helping
those looking to enhance the quality of collaboration and learning online
through the magic of real-time interaction.
The site connects colleagues from
across the globe to share ideas about real-time online learning and offers
a wide range of free resources and community-based gathering venues and events.
The Learning in Real Time site is also a dynamic companion resource
for a new book by the same name. Authored by online learning guru Jonathan
Finkelstein and released by Wiley/Jossey-Bass in August 2006, the Learning
in Real Time book is a concise and practical
resource for anyone teaching live and online or wanting to humanize and improve
interaction in their online courses.
The book offers keen insight into the world of synchronous learning tools,
guides instructors in evaluating how and when to use them, and illustrates
how educators can develop their own strategies and styles in implementing
such tools to improve online learning.
The centerpiece of the site is the Real Time Minute (RTM),
which offers quick tips, musings and reflections to provoke dialogue and
help jumpstart or improve real-time online learning experiences.
subscribe to the Real Time Minute using the
box at the top right corner of this page; we'll send you an email when a
new episode is posted. We won't share your address with anyone else. You
can also subscribe to the RTM's RSS
feed or just visit the site regularly to see the latest contributions.
Have questions you'd like addressed in the Real Time
us or, better yet, call our record-by-phone line at 800-609-9006
x8055 (US and Canada) or 678-255-2174 x8055 (outside US and Canada). Your
question or comment -- as well as a response! -- may appear in an upcoming
edition of the Real Time Minute.
The Learning in Real Time site also provides easy access to the world-renowned
With over 13,000 members, this free resource is a wonderful place to meet
like-minded colleagues from across the education, training, library, museum,
lifelong learning continuum. Featuring synchronous meeting spaces, on-demand resources,
discussion forums and member networking features, LearningTimes.org connects
visitors to the Learning in Real Time site to an amazing community of peers.