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ERIC Number: EJ820814
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
Asynchronous & Synchronous E-Learning
Hrastinski, Stefan
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v31 n4 p51-55 2008
An ongoing debate addresses the usefulness of asynchronous versus synchronous e-learning. "Asynchronous e-learning," commonly facilitated by media such as e-mail and discussion boards, supports work relations among learners and with teachers, even when participants cannot be online at the same time. "Synchronous e-learning," commonly supported by media such as videoconferencing and chat, has the potential to support e-learners in the development of learning communities. In this article, the author presents a research study that focuses on the benefits and limitations of asynchronous and synchronous e-learning and addresses questions such as when, why, and how to use these two modes of delivery. (Contains 3 tables, 1 figure, and 22 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A