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How Do I Choose Between Synchronous and Asynchronous Activities?

How Do I Choose Between Synchronous and Asynchronous Activities?

Learn how to define, describe, and decide between synchronous activities and asynchronous online activities. Emphasizing learning objectives over technology, we walk you through a decision-making process based on what you want students to learn and helps you find the most effective way for them to process it.

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Are you tempted to reinvent the face-to-face classroom when planning an online course?

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Achieving the right balance in activities is key.

Higher education presenter Jill Schiefelbein, an experienced online educator, communications consultant, and adjunct faculty member at Arizona State University, defines, describes, and shows you how to decide between synchronous activities and asynchronous activities when teaching online.

Emphasizing learning objectives over technology, this online course design session walks you through a decision-making process based on what you want students to learn and helps you find the most effective way for them to process it.

You値l understand when you need to use synchronous activities葉hose that take place at the same time but can occur in different places, such as webinars, texting, and audio/video conferences.

You値l also see how asynchronous activities, which take place at different times and places and include things such as discussion boards and audio/video assignments, are best used to address specific online education challenges.

After viewing, you値l be able to:

  • Explain the distinction between synchronous and asynchronous activities
  • List activities and technologies that support learning in synchronous and asynchronous environments
  • Describe the different learning objectives these teaching tools can help achieve
  • Select the mix of synchronous and asynchronous assignments best suited for your course

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Like all Magna 20-Minute Mentors, How Do I Choose Between Synchronous & Asynchronous Activities? is fast, focused, and practical. Handouts and supplemental materials maximize the impact of the session, providing links and resources to help you start improving the way you use technology in online courses right away.

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