Deeper Learning through Co-Synchronous Online Courses
Categories: 21st Century Literacies, Co-Synchronous Elearning
Just what is co-synchronous e-learning anyway? Why is it so important? And how do I get started implementing this type of learning model into my blended classroom?
Through a comprehensive overview that includes defining the differences between synchronous, asynchronous and co-synchronous, you'll discover a new way of learning online that broadens both students' and teachers' perspectives of global instruction, and provides a more competitive 21st Century education.
Topics of Discussion
The three key modes of interaction within an online course
-Content - Involves the student interacting with the subject of study
-Instructor - Instructor making presentations, demonstrating skills, modeling values, organizing and evaluating student learning, and providing support
-Students- Peers engaging in structured debate, discussion, collaboration, idea manipulation, and incidental learning
The elements that make up successful online learning: active participation, interaction and collaboration with global classmates and the production of contentderived from a number of Web 2.0 sources, tools and references - leveraging resources readily available such as:
-Discussion topics and message boards
We'll also examine the flow and management of information between peers, the steady communication between students and instructor, and the Personal Learning Network (PLN) that is created from a co-synchronous online education