Online instruction has become a multifaceted experience. Instructors can select their platform, course design, and now, their instructional format.
Online courses can be taught either synchronously, where learning occurs at a specified time and date, or asynchronously, where students can complete course content on their own time. How do instructors know when to teach synchronously or asynchronously.
This 20-Minute Mentor (opens in a new window) offers a foundational understanding of synchronous vs. asynchronous instruction while also providing considerations for when to select each teaching format.
Upon completion of this program, you’ll be able to:
• Understand the differences between synchronous and asynchronous instruction
• Determine when to teach using a synchronous or asynchronous format
• Learn the benefits and weakness of both synchronous and asynchronous instruction