Asynchronous learning is study in which learners use technology (such as e-mail, message boards, or web pages) to work with remote learning resources, including coaches and other learners, but without the requirement to be online at the same time. It combines self-study with substantial interactivity among peers and instructor/facilitators.
For example, a web-based workshop that requires frequent online conferencing and collaboration with others is asynchronous learning. So is a text- or computer-based training course that requires learners to use e-mail to discuss assignments with each other and with the coach. An asynchronous learning program may include a proctored examination at a specified time and place, occasional synchronous chat or lab sessions, or an in-person kickoff meeting.
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