Learning modalities comparison (online)

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Learning modalities comparison (online)

  1. 1. LEARNING MODALITIES COMPARISONMARK DYSON, DEBORAH FUENTES, LATOYA LEE, KEITH TOLLEFSONAET 531APRIL 23, 2012JOHN WOJTECKI
  2. 2. ADVANTAGES IN ASYNCHRONOUSLEARNING Typically self-paced (set your own schedule) Can be used with synchronous tools to provide more learning style adaption (video and chat feature for instructor to answer questions). More time spend discussing the content of the course. Students tend to stay on track.
  3. 3. ADVANTAGES IN SYNCHRONOUSLEARNING Real-time. More social interaction between instructors and learners. Convenience for all interested and capable for E- learning International diversity in creating teams plus collaborative learning Cultural open opportunities for career minded individuals seeking employers international Coffee shop log in wherever and whenever Increased student motivation; can get instructors attention immediately
  4. 4. DISADVANTAGES IN ASYNCHRONOUSLEARNING Relies primarily on technology to deliver instruction. Response time from instructor not immediate. Instructor not able to immediately see the level of engagement from each student making course correction hard for instructor.
  5. 5. DISADVANTAGES IN SYNCHRONOUSLEARNING Coordinating real time instruction with various time zones. Distance barriers plus not understanding students with language barriers. Self-discipline a student must be able to set time management in order to be sufficient in working the required expectations for the course. Computer illiterate an individual whom lacks the tools to utilize a computer. Technical issues having the knowledge to understand the issue at hand/Internet reliable Access to software or tool is unavailable such as non- smartphone capabilities or lack of app support. Expensive equipment required to participate fully.
  6. 6. DIFFERENCES IN ASYNCHRONOUSFACILITATION STRATEGIES Supports cognitive learning, critical thinking and written communication Collaboration is easier when the lesson is static. Learners can still participate at according to his or her schedule Student collaboration rather than instructor driven
  7. 7. DIFFERENCES IN SYNCHRONOUSFACILITATION STRATEGIES Instructors manage a live classroom where immediate feedback is required. Webinar Skype Individual/full forums-discussion organizing Instant messaging-back to back feedback Live chat both immediate communication Video conference actually viewing your audience Emails constant communication Whiteboards/Smart boards-creative minds, demonstrating and visually seeing your ideas come to light for that visual and on hands learner.
  8. 8. DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FACILITATORSAND LEARNERS (ASYNCHRONOUS) Responses to questions are not immediate; allowing time to process information and provide more thought out responses. Updates can be provided easily as current events influence the subject. Facilitators need to engage the student without seeing their face; students need to be self-motivated to complete readings and assignments.
  9. 9. DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FACILITATORSAND LEARNERS (SYNCHRONOUS) Facilitators are giving their undivided attention to the class. Students are part of a learning group Updates are real-time and affect the fluidity of discussion and collaboration Facilitator can course correct on the spot when students do not understand material. Students are able to participate in real-time with their classmates
  10. 10. REFERENCES Hrastinski, S. (2008). Asynchronous and synchronous e-learning. Retrieved from http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSE QuarterlyMagazineVolum/AsynchronousandSynchronousELea/16 3445Hutchins, H. M. (2003). Instructional immediacy and the seven principles: strategies for facilitating online courses. Retrieved from http://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/fall63/hutchins63.htmlLeverage the Latest Technologies, including Web 2.0 Tools, in Your Classroom?. International Journal Of Technology In Teaching & Learning, 6(1), 1-13. http://radar.oreilly.com/2010/10/dancing-out-of-time- thoughts-o.html
  11. 11. REFERENCESMinocha, S., & Roberts, D. (2008). Social, usability, and pedagogical factors influencing students’ learning experiences with wikis and blogs. Pragmatics & Cognition, 16(2), 272-306. doi:10.1075/p&c.16.2.05min  Hrastinski, S. (2008). Asynchronous and synchronous e- learning. Retrieved fromhttp://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMaVolum/AsynchronousandSynchronousELea/163445 Consulting what is synchronous.htmlhttp://www.e-learningconsulting.com Dancing out of time: Thoughts on asynchronous communicationWhy asynchronous communication scales, and what we can do with that power.by Terry Jones | @terrycojones | Comments: 6 | 26 October 2010

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