Faculty Focus


Engaging Online Students with Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning Tools

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.

This free special report, Engaging Online Students with Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning Tools, 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.

This report is free when you sign up for Faculty Focus, a free newsletter with effective pedagogical techniques to bring with you to both the classroom and online!

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:

  • Active Learning for Asynchronous Online Learners
  • A Discussion About Online Discussion
  • Creating Accessible Video for the Online Classroom
  • A Plan for Effective Discussion Boards
  • Evaluating Discussion Forums for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
  • Enhancing Online Course Discussions Through Conference Roles and Blogs
  • Five Suggestions for Equitable Online Facilitation
  • Coaching Strategies to Enhance Online Discussions
  • What We Can Learn from Unsuccessful Online Students
  • What Research Tells Us About Online Discussion
  • Open-Source Blog Platform Provides Much-Needed Communication Flexibility