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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.
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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.
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.
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