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What is Asynchronous Classes

Encyclopedia of Information Technology Curriculum Integration
These online courses are at the student’s pace and can be accessed at anytime because the students do not meet all at the same time. One tool for this type of learning model would be a discussion board on which the students post responses to a question.
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Cyber Charter Schools
Shellie Hipsky (Robert Morris University, USA)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 5
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-881-9.ch026
Cyber charter schools often have as their motto a version of the slogan “any pace, any place, any time.” This is because cyber charter schools offer flexibility to the families who enroll in this publicly-funded form of instruction. Students can learn from their homes at a time that meets their needs and choose from a large variety of courses. The classes are delivered via a computer and the Internet, and the students’ work and assessments are guided by a teacher.
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Moving In-Frame: Creativity Through Reflection Within Digital Spaces
These are classes that are recorded and uploaded onto a digital platform so the student can access them whenever they are able to.
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Epic Boss Battles: How to Addict Your Students by Creating Asynchronous Course-Based Games
As opposed to synchronous classes where students meet at regularly scheduled times, asynchronous classes allow students to work at their own pace. Some asynchronous classes may involve meet-ups, but these are largely ad hoc as needed, for group work, or optional.
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Social Support for Online Learning
In this format, participants in online distance education courses do not communicate in real time but interact at different times. These courses can be self-paced but are often conducted on a specific course calendar with students and instructors following regular feedback schedules.
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