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Social learning

  1. 1. Online Communication<br />Asynchronous vs Synchronous E-Learning<br />
  2. 2. Definitions: Asynchronous<br />Asynchronous learning is:<br /> a student-centered teaching method <br />uses online learning resources to facilitate information sharing outside the constraints of time and place among a network of people. <br />is based on constructivist theory that emphasizes the importance of peer-to-peer interactions<br />combines self-study with asynchronous interactions to promote learning,<br />the combined network of learners and the electronic network in which they communicate are referred to as an asynchronous learning networkhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asynchronous_learning<br />
  3. 3. Definitions: Synchronous<br /> Synchronous learning<br />refers to a group of people learning the same things at the same time in the same place<br />pedagogy is practiced in most schools and undergraduate programs, but not in graduate programs. <br />lecture is an example of synchronous learning in a face-to-face environment<br />web conferencing tools and live chat enable people to learn at the same time in different places as well. <br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synchronous_learning<br />
  4. 4. Hrastinski. S. (2008)<br />A study of asynchronous and synchronous e-learning methods discovered that each supports different purposes<br />EDUCAUSE Quarterly, vol. 31, no. 4 (October–December 2008)<br />
  5. 5. Three types of communication<br />
  6. 6. Findings<br />
  7. 7. Examples: Async. Vs Sync.<br />

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