Preference for asynchronous learning
which concerns the place, time, and the content of asynchronous learning
They have shown great concern about the learning outcomes of cyber asynchronous learning
. They are wondering whether learners can really follow the teaching plans set by their instructors.
contains content that is available 24/7 and can stand alone.
Journal of Asynchronous Learning
Networks, 7(1) Retrieved on March 30, 2006 from http/www.sloan-c.org/publications/jaln/v7n1/v7nl_richardson.asp
Most professional trainers and instructional designers believe that asynchronous learning
offers significant advantages over synchronous learning.
In still another course, utilizing an interactive asynchronous learning
network (ALN), all classes are conducted online using a sophisticated course management (or learning management) system.
Harvard Publishing promotes the use of mentors, yet this asynchronous learning
vehicle fails to adequately suggest mentor involvement and provide information on how to use a mentor and vice versa.
A multi-study research project addressed several propositions and hypotheses related to collaboration and asynchronous learning
networks (ALNs) (Hiltz, Coppola, Rotter, & Turoff, 2000).
In their paper, Massy and Zemsky aren't just talking about internet-based distance education, what Sloan-C calls asynchronous learning
networks; they're also talking about the use of technology in traditional on-campus classes and corporate education environments.
"The asynchronous learning
network (ALN) discussion forum is the online equivalent of the traditional classroom.
Rampp, "Asynchronous Versus Synchronous Learning: A Comparative Investigation of the Effectiveness of Learner Achievement and Faculty Time Demands" (paper presented at the Sixth International Conference on Asynchronous Learning
Networks, Adelphi, MD, November 2000); G.
Known as "blended training," it combines aspects of both synchronous and asynchronous learning
. One method of blending involves taking students through a lesson online and then pausing while they show a designated coordinator what they've learned.