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.
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
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.
The program features on-line, asynchronous learning
where participants set the pace of their own training.
2001), "The costs and costing of networked learning", Journal of Asynchronous Learning