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Asynchronous online teaching - About the teaching method

Asynchronous learning activities are individual or collaborative learning activities that you can plan for your students, and that they can engage in at their own pace and when it fits in with their other activities.  Therefore, this is the most flexible way of carrying out online course activities both for you and the students.

Individual, asynchronous activities could be learning logs or e-portfolios where students monitor and reflect on their learning, or students can study online resources (texts, videos etc.) and complete quizzes.

Collaborative, asynchronous learning activities take place during a couple of days or weeks. Typically, tools such as discussion board forums in itslearning, Office 365 apps or Peergrade are used. In collaborative, asynchronous activities, students can engage in peer feedback activities or subject-related discussions where they practice how to use the concepts, theories and models of the subject, put forward points of view and arguments etc. Or they can collaborate to create an encyclopaedia with definitions of concepts and terms, explanations and examples of usage. Yet another option is to ask students to share, analyse and comment on examples of the subject in use in an authentic setting. 

Last Updated 22.12.2020