Asynchronous Learning

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Conquering The Isolation Of The Online Classroom

Conquering The Isolation Of The Online Classroom

Do you ever feel that you are on an educational island? It’s 4 am, you are answering posts in an online classroom and it feels like you are alone. As the poet John Donne[1] said, “no man is an island”. No student or instructor is either. But what are some tips for making the asynchronous online educational environment into communities of learning?

Top 10 Asynchronous Learning Advantages And Disadvantages

Asynchronous Learning Advantages And Disadvantages In Corporate Training

Online training in an asynchronous online environment means that the full responsibility of learning falls on the shoulders of employees; they are the ones who have maximum control over how, when, and where learning happens. But is learning at one’s own pace the ideal online training experience? In this article, I'll share 5 advantages and 5 disadvantages of asynchronous learning so that you will be able to determine whether your audience would benefit from this learning method or not.

7 Tips On How To Use Forums In eLearning

7 Tips On How To Use Forums In eLearning

Forums in eLearning allow learners to connect and collaborate in eLearning environments, making them an ideal addition to both asynchronous and synchronous instructional strategies. In this article, I’ll offer 7 tips that can help you integrate forums into your next eLearning course.

4 Fleeting Icebreaker Adjectives

4 Fleeting Icebreaker Adjectives

Asking students to identify themselves in four icebreaker adjectives can be a part of a welcome online discussion that leads them to read the online course syllabus and explain which two learning objectives they like most. It is a great technique that increases student engagement. This is how it works.

Top 5 Tips For Online Facilitators

Top 5 Tips For Online Facilitators

One of the biggest mistakes that can be made is to think about online facilitation as an extension of face to face teaching. It isn’t. Here are 5 tips for online facilitators that may help you think a little more about how your course will run and where it might not meet your expectations.

10 Netiquette Tips For Online Discussions

10 Netiquette Tips For Online Discussions

As an online learner, you already know that participating in your eLearning course online discussions contributes to your critical thinking and writing skills' development. However, there is a netiquette code for online discussions too. In this article, I’ll share the 10 top netiquette tips for participating in online discussions, so that you will be able to make the most of your eLearning experience.

6 Tips For Creating Engaging Asynchronous Online Training Courses

6 Tips For Creating Engaging Asynchronous Online Training Courses

One of the pitfalls of asynchronous online training is that employees may not find the motivation or interactivity they need to become fully engaged in the online training process. There are, however, a number of ways that you can receive all of the benefits of asynchronous online training without having to deal with any of the common drawbacks. In this article, I’ll show you how to create engaging asynchronous online training courses.

The ABCs Οf High Quality Online Discussions

The ABCs Οf High Quality Online Discussions

Discussion boards, or threaded discussions, are probably one of the most commonly used tools in online learning. They provide the means for asynchronous discussion to occur over a period of time. It is critically important to encourage conditions and behaviors for successful learning in discussion forums.

Writing For Online Learners And Readers

Writing For Online Learners And Readers

More and more educators are doing more than simply teaching in the 21st century. Technology has expanded and changed our role. You may already be in this position, either by chance or not. Are you an educator who is new to the job of writing eLearning resources? I was. Here is what I’ve learned.