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Asyncronous Learning (definition Wikipedia)

May 8, 2009

Asynchronous learning is a student-centered teaching method that uses online learning resources to facilitate information sharing outside the constraints of time and place among a network of people[1]. Asynchronous learning is based on constructivist theory, a student-centered approach that emphasizes the importance of peer-to-peer interactions[2]. This approach combines self-study with asynchronous interactions to promote learning, and it can be used to facilitate learning in traditional on-campus education, distance education, and continuing education. This combined network of learners and the electronic network in which they communicate are referred to as an asynchronous learning network

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  1. Em Nugent permalink
    May 8, 2009 9:34 pm

    Hi Si
    This article (http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/03074800310504366) gives more insight into synch and asynch learning and student’s different evaluations of the learning experience where there was a combination of the two, and not just asynch support. You’ll need to sign into Athens via the OU website to access it probably.

    If that doesn’t work, search for it In Google Scholar: Gregory, V. L. (2003) Student perceptions of the effectiveness of Web-based distance education, New Library World, Volume 104, Number 10, pp 426 – 431.

    This reminds me of when I went for my current job, from HE programme Admin to Elearning Consultant, I had to look up the definitions of these terms in case it came up in the interview! my god, my presentation would be so different now after a year in the job and doing the MAODE! I feel so much more informed!

  2. sicowan permalink*
    May 9, 2009 8:54 pm

    Ta Em, I’ll follow this up….thyanks again

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