Educational Technology/Asynchronous Learning

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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]

Pros[edit]

  • Discussion boards provide a social presence and opportunity for engagement based on the Community of Inquiry learning model.
  • Public discussion boards may have more current and more relevant information, depending on the topic.
  • Blogs provide one to many communication on a variety of topics.
  • Wikis provide collaborative learning opportunities.

Cons[edit]

  • Blog and wiki information is only as accurate as the sources, and may be outdated or abandoned.

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