Observations about an e-learning experience in the 3rd person:

1 – in a physical classroom speech is taken over upon many factors. Less people talk, because time of reunion is limited and sometimes someone is more efective in taking up the time available.

2- in a e-learning environment everyone talks. Each presence becomes present through speech.

3 – in a physical classroom are the goals of communication fulfilled? We may feel that we’ve missed the point…

4 – in a e-learning environment are the goals of communication fulfilled? Everyone talks/writes extensively. But listening to others is not assured. It seems like everyone is talking in its own behalf, not trying to build upon others views.