asynchronous learning


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

asynchronous learning

A method of instruction in which students access course material and engage with instructors and other students from geographically disparate locations or at different times. Techniques in asynchronous learning include on-line chats, threaded discussions, or self-directed learning modules. Before the world wide web, asynchronous learning was called correspondence education.
See also: learning
References in periodicals archive ?
Measure the impact of asynchronous learning across a broad spectrum of indicators ("student satisfaction," "retention," "degree completion time," "cost-effectiveness," etc.
This conference will provide the latest information on asynchronous learning programs, processes, packages, and protocols and, is geared to experienced professionals and interested newcomers to online learning who hail from a variety of work sectors, including higher education, continuing education, business, government, health care, professional associations, and nonprofit organizations.
Asynchronous learning is the fastest-growing approach to distance learning.
Most distance instruction has concentrated on asynchronous learning and computer-based training.
In addition, by integrating the Mediasite recorders with its WebCT course management and academic enterprise system tools, Villanova's College of Engineering is able to provide synchronous and asynchronous learning modalities complete with real-time video streaming, live chat, bulletin board communications and the posting of notes and other materials to support the learning process.
Traditionally, on-demand or asynchronous learning has been technically limited to the desktop PC environment, leaving large portions of the enterprise without access to effective training.
Blended learning capability is also becoming embedded as part of most offerings, with both synchronous and asynchronous learning environments, as are knowledge management capabilities and collaborative tools such as instant messaging.
A constructivist method for the analysis of networked cognitive communication, and the assessment of collaborative learning and knowledge building," Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, Vol.
The Excellence in ALN (Asynchronous Learning Networks) Teaching Award distinguishes individuals with creative approaches to asynchronous learning networks -- networking technologies that enable any time, any place learning.
1997) Impacts of college-level courses via asynchronous learning networks: Some preliminary results.
2001), "The costs and costing of networked learning", Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 5.
Full browser ?