When, Why, How When, Why, and How to Use Asynchronous vs. Synchronous E- Learning Asynchronous E-Learning Synchronous E-Learning When? n Reflecting on complex issues n Discussing less complex issues n When synchronous meetings cannot be n Getting acquainted scheduled because of work, family, and n Planning tasks other commitments Why? n Students have more time to reflect n Students become more committed and because the sender does not expect an motivated because a quick response is immediate answer. expected. How? n Use asynchronous means such as e- n Use synchronous means such as mail, discussion boards, and blogs. videoconferencing, instant messaging and chat, and complement with face-to-face meetings. Examples n Students expected to reflect individually n Students expected to work in groups may on course topics may be asked to be advised to use instant messaging as maintain a blog. support for getting to know each other, n Students expected to share reflections exchanging ideas, and planning tasks. regarding course topics and critically n A teacher who wants to present concepts assess their peers’ ideas may be asked to from the literature in a simplified way might participate in online discussions on a give an online lecture by discussion board. videoconferencing.
Moodle1. Well known LMS2. Open Source3. Rich features (content production and administration)4. Good for asynchronous e learning
Openmeetings1. Browser-Based Webmeeting2. Open Sourced3. Rich features for online synchronous lecture a. Audio Video Conferencing b. Recording and screen sharing c. Moderating System d. File presentation and sharing e. Whiteboard f. Chat g. etc
Integration Strategies1. Scheduled lecture2. Consultation Room3. Group presentation and collaboration4. Pre-recorded session (for asynchronous content)
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Supporting Articles1. PERCEPTIONS OF STUDENTS WHO TAKE SYNCHRONOUS COURSES THROUGH VIDEO CONFERENCING ABOUT DISTANCE EDUCATION, http://www.tojet.net/articles/v10i4/10428.pdf2. Challenges in Synchronous Virtual Classrooms Adoption by Faculty, http://www.itdl. org/Journal/Feb_11/article05.htm3. Guidelines for Establishing Interactivity in Online Courses, http://www.abac.edu/tips/online/Impact%20of% 20Synchronous%20Online%20Learning%20in%20Academic%20Institutions.pdf4. Technology based learning strategies, http://www.doleta.gov/reports/papers/tbl_paper_final.pdf5. Distance Learning and Synchronous Interaction, http://technologysource. org/article/distance_learning_and_synchronous_interaction/6. The Future of Online Learning, http://www.downes.ca/future/interaction.htm7. Best practices in synchronous conferencing moderation, http://www.irrodl.org/index. php/irrodl/article/view/308/4838. Synchronous Learning Experiences: Distance and Residential Learners’ Perspectives in a Blended Graduate Course, http://www.ncolr.org/jiol/issues/pdf/6.3.6.pdf9. A study of asynchronous and synchronous e-learning methods discovered that each supports different purposes, http://www.educause. edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/AsynchronousandSynchronousELea/163445
Thank You Dimas Agung Prasetyo, M.S. firstname.lastname@example.org
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