Asynchronous vs Synchronous Learning: Conflict and Resolution
Tuesday, June 25 5:15-5:45 PM Location: De Dam 1
Abstract: E-learning has many useful features, yet its convenience for learners has in fact become a cause for a split between two modes of interaction within an online course, synchronous and asynchronous. This split has far-reaching consequences for educational quality. To preserve integrity and effectiveness of e-learning we have to resolve this conflict and ensure that students benefit from both modes which function in complementary relationship. This paper presents the investigation of both modes based on research and practice, and offers arguments for a balanced approach together with practical recommendations.