Even with asynchronous learning
, though, students have the opportunity to get together on campus to access Internet and computers and to do their work together.
The Sloan Consortium: Journal of Asynchronous Learning
networks: a Sloan Foundation perspective.
Learning Together Online: Research on Asynchronous Learning
In still another course, utilizing an interactive asynchronous learning
network (ALN), all classes are conducted online using a sophisticated course management (or learning management) system.
Harvard Publishing promotes the use of mentors, yet this asynchronous learning
vehicle fails to adequately suggest mentor involvement and provide information on how to use a mentor and vice versa.
A multi-study research project addressed several propositions and hypotheses related to collaboration and asynchronous learning
networks (ALNs) (Hiltz, Coppola, Rotter, & Turoff, 2000).
In their paper, Massy and Zemsky aren't just talking about internet-based distance education, what Sloan-C calls asynchronous learning
networks; they're also talking about the use of technology in traditional on-campus classes and corporate education environments.
Rampp, "Asynchronous Versus Synchronous Learning: A Comparative Investigation of the Effectiveness of Learner Achievement and Faculty Time Demands" (paper presented at the Sixth International Conference on Asynchronous Learning
Networks, Adelphi, MD, November 2000); G.
ALN is the Web of Asynchronous Learning
Networks, which offers not only links to online educational resources, but also job information, resource support, and educational seminars and conferences.
Unlike remote synchronous learning, asynchronous learning
is around the clock.
For part I, if you answered yes to questions 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 9 you are an excellent candidate for asynchronous learning