Exploring Online Learning Through Synchronous and Asynchronous Instructional Methods

Exploring Online Learning Through Synchronous and Asynchronous Instructional Methods

Cynthia Mary Sistek-Chandler (National University, USA)
Release Date: November, 2019|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 333
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1622-5
ISBN13: 9781799816225|ISBN10: 1799816222|EISBN13: 9781799816249|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781799816232
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Description:

Exploring online learning through the lens of synchronous and asynchronous instructional methods can be beneficial to the online instructor and to the course designer. Understanding the underlying theoretical foundation is essential to justify both types of instructional pedagogies. Learning theory as it applies to online environments encompasses myriad techniques and practices.

Edited by Dr. Cynthia Mary Sistek-Chandler, who was named the 2020 Higher Education Technology Leader Winner by EdTech Digest, Exploring Online Learning Through Synchronous and Asynchronous Instructional Methods is an essential scholarly book that provides relevant and detailed research on the applications of synchronous and asynchronous instructional pedagogies and discusses why they are critical to the design and implementation of contemporary online courses. Featuring an array of topics such as student engagement, adaptive learning, and online instruction, this book is ideal for online instructors, instructional designers, curriculum developers, course designers, academicians, administrators, e-learning professionals, researchers, and students.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Adaptive Learning
  • Asynchronous Environments
  • Instructional Design
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Online Instruction
  • Online Learning
  • Real-Time Teaching
  • Student Engagement
  • Synchronous Environments
  • Virtual Learning
  • Webcast
Reviews and Testimonials

"This book encompasses a wide range of studies about online learning and synchronous and asynchronous approaches as well as the use of digital tools and technologies and offering some examples of different situations, discussing the challenges faced by the relevant actors...this is a valuable and inspiring piece of work, which I strongly recommend to all teachers already teaching online or thinking about doing so, reading."

– Prof. Anabela Mesquita, Polytechnic of Porto and Algoritmi RC, Portugal
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Awards & Recognition
  • Higher Education Technology Leader
    Higher Education Technology LeaderEditor Dr. Cynthia Mary Sistek-Chandler was named the 2020 Higher Education Technology Leader Winner in the EdTech Awards for being one of the most exceptional leaders in educational technology based on her work in online pedagogy.