View A: a reciprocal exchange between the technology and the learner, a
process, which is referred to as "feedback."
View B: interaction is when there are reciprocal events requiring two
objects and two actions whereas "interactivity" is the
technological capability for establishing connections from
point-to-point … in realtime.
Summary: Technologies that allow high interactivity seem necessary to
allow high person-to-person, person-to-group, and person-to-system
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