In this Issue: Asynchronous Learning Modules
- Do you know…How asynchronous modules help remote students learn?
- How much should I assign? – Estimating workload in asynchronous classes
- Tips for creating asynchronous lecture videos
- Training opportunitites for asynchronous delivery strategies
- DEU support and contact information
Do you know…How asynchronous modules help remote students learn?
As you consider how to deliver your course remotely for the fall term you may be weighing the pros and cons of synchronous vs. asynchronous content. In this post we hope to persuade you towards a mostly asynchronous course design that will help ensure equitable access to materials and a more flexible environment in which students can work.
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How much should I assign? – Estimating workload in asynchronous classes
One question Intructional Designers are often asked is, “how much content should I include in my online class?” Now that we are looking at remote teaching in the fall, that question has become a lot more frequent, so let’s take a deeper look at the question and hopefully provide some useful resources.
Tips for creating asynchronous lecture videos
Video recordings of lecture material should be used for specific demonstrations and explanations of difficult concepts where the visual elements can aid in comprehension or provide other specific visual materials. If you DO have a special need to create lecture videos to best convey a concept or topic using a visual medium here are some related posts from DEU and GMCTL that might help you do it with confidence.
Training opportunitites for asynchronous delivery strategies
GMCTL is offering a workshop entitled “Remote Teaching Essentials: Designing Learning for Asynchronous Delivery“. There are multiple dates to attend this workshop throughout July and August so visit their Events Registration page for more details on these and other upcoming training opportunities.