There are two main strands of online learning: same-time (technically known as synchronous) communication, which needs everyone together at once, and own-time (asynchronous) communication, which lets you take part whenever you prefer and to take as long as you like to respond. Both of these means of communication feature in a well-constructed strategy for technology-enhanced teaching and learning.
This tool is designed to help you focus on:
- the various processes that underpin synchronous online learning
- the choices and decisions involved in planning it
- the advantages and limitations of online learning
- the skills necessary to make it work.