20-Minute Mentors

What are the Differences Between Synchronous and Asynchronous Teaching, and How Do I Best Choose the Format for My Online Class?

For faculty teaching online who want to better understand online modalities and what will be most effective for their courses, this 20-Minute Mentor offers verified strategies and expert advice on how to determine the best instructional format.

What are the Differences Between Synchronous and Asynchronous Teaching

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With the purchase of the optional Campus Access License, registrants are granted a license to download the program contents to a password-protected network, server, or website for additional staff use. You will receive information on downloading the contents of the program within 3-5 business days.

What are the Differences Between Synchronous and Asynchronous Teaching, and How Do I Best Choose the Format for My Online Class?

Online instruction has become a multifaceted experience. Instructors can select their platform, course design, and now, their instructional format. Online courses can be taught either synchronously, where learning occurs at a specified time and date, or asynchronously, where students can complete course content on their own time. How do instructors know when to teach synchronously or asynchronously?

This 20-Minute Mentor offers a foundational understanding of synchronous vs. asynchronous instruction while also providing considerations for when to select each teaching format.

Learning Goals

After viewing this Magna 20-Minute Mentor, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the differences between synchronous and asynchronous instruction
  • Determine when to teach using a synchronous or asynchronous format
  • Learn the benefits and weakness of both synchronous and asynchronous instruction

Topics Covered

  • Synchronous vs. asynchronous learning differences and similarities
  • Benefits and limitations of synchronous and asynchronous instruction
  • Quick tips to consider when determining whether to teach synchronously or asynchronously

Audience

This program will benefit:

  • Faculty teaching online
  • Instructional Designers

Product Code: QM21BA

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What are the Differences Between Synchronous and Asynchronous Teaching

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