Tools, Technology and Techniques To Keep Your Online Students Engaged

Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning Tools: 15 Strategies for Engaging Online Students Using Real-time Chat, Threaded Discussions and Blogs

In a face-to-face class, students have numerous opportunities to interact with their instructor and fellow students. Creating similar opportunities for collaboration in a web-based course is one of the biggest challenges of teaching online. Yet, opportunities for meaningful synchronous and asynchronous interaction are plentiful, provided you design and facilitate your online course in the correct manner and with the proper tools.

This free special report, Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning Tools: 15 Strategies for Engaging Online Students Using Real-time Chat, Threaded Discussions and Blogs, will provide you with practical advice from educators who’ve found effective ways to promote learning and build a sense of community in their online courses.

Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning Tools: 15 Strategies for Engaging Online Students Using Real-time Chat, Threaded Discussions and Blogs

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Asynchronous and synchronous learning tools, such as threaded discussions, instant messaging and blogs, play an important role in humanizing online courses by replicating the classroom experience of information exchange and community building, not just between students and teacher but among the students as well.

Meaningful online discussions that promote learning and prevent feelings of isolation do not happen spontaneously. They require thoughtful planning, good use of questioning techniques, and relevant incentives for student participation.

This Faculty Focus special report features 15 articles from Online Classroom newsletter, and will provide you with specific strategies on how to use synchronous and asynchronous learning tools to engage your online students.

Here are just some of the articles you will find in Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning Tools: 15 Strategies for Engaging Online Students Using Real-time Chat, Threaded Discussions and Blogs:

  • A Plan for Effective Discussion Boards
  • Using Video Clips to Stimulate Discussion
  • Nine Strategies for Using IM in Your Online Course
  • Four Ways to Improve Discussion Forums
  • Using Individual and Group Instant Messaging to Engage Students
  • Blogs or Discussion Boards?
  • Threaded Discussions: They’re Not Just for Controversial or Ambiguous Issues
  • What Do Students Say about Online Discussion?
  • Protecting the Online Classroom Community
  • How to Engage Students in Meaningful Discussion

Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning Tools: 15 Strategies for Engaging Online Students Using Real-time Chat, Threaded Discussions and Blogs

Download your copy of this report today! It's FREE to Faculty Focus members.

Discussion and interaction are the heart and soul of any online class, and, as such, require careful planning to make the interaction truly meaningful. Things to consider include how to encourage timely participation, how to grade contributions, how to use discussions to promote deeper thinking and understanding, and how to create a safe learning environment. Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning Tools: 15 Strategies for Engaging Online Students Using Real-time Chat, Threaded Discussions and Blogs will show you what works, and what doesn’t.

Best of all, the report is free when you subscribe to Faculty Focus, our new online information resource for faculty in the higher education industry.

Faculty Focus contains a wealth of valuable material — not just about synchronous and asynchronous learning tools — but all of the higher education issues that are important to faculty and administrators. It’s packed with tips, best practices and other actionable information you can use on the topics that impact your students, your school and your work, including:

  • Instructional Design
  • Faculty Development
  • Teaching Strategies
  • Distance Learning
  • Classroom Management
  • Educational Assessment
  • Faculty Evaluation
  • Learning Styles
  • Curriculum Development
  • Community Colleges
  • Trends in Higher Education
  • Learning Communities
  • And much, much more.

If you’re looking for proven online communication tools and techniques that work, you’ll want to download Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning Tools: 15 Strategies for Engaging Online Students Using Real-time Chat, Threaded Discussions and Blogs a new special report that will help you keep your online students actively engaged in the learning process.

Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning Tools: 15 Strategies for Engaging Online Students Using Real-time Chat, Threaded Discussions and Blogs

Download your copy of this report today! It's FREE to Faculty Focus members.

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