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 have 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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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