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ERIC Number: EJ1167663
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1550-1876
Synchronous Office Hours in an Asynchronous Course: Making the Connection
Gibbons-Kunka, Beatrice
International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, v13 n4 Article 8 p98-110 2017
The notion of synchronous office hours in an asynchronous course seems counterintuitive. After all, one of the tenets of asynchronous education is to not require students to be online and participating at any time during the course. Having taught higher education online asynchronous courses for twenty years, the researcher experimented with online synchronous office hours as a means of making a connection with her online doctoral students. This paper outlines the challenges, benefits and best practices of incorporating a synchronous element into an otherwise purely asynchronous environment. Additionally, it offers strategies to enhance communication between students and the professor, as well as developing a community of learners in the asynchronous classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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