Teaching Online: Balancing Synchronous & Asynchronous Teaching


This OER presents the benefits and challenges from both asynchronous and synchronous teaching ; while the OER also presents some practice implications for educators to consider.

Benefit of this resource and how to make the best use of it

In a synchronous (real-time) teaching context, a lecturer can use lecture capture/lecturecast software (e.g. Panopto),video conferencing tools (e.g. Collaborate Ultra/Zoom), or text-based interfaces (e.g. chat functions) to interact with students in real-time. Asynchronous teaching might involve students engaging with short lecture captures (e.g.Panopto), webinar recordings, and/or collaborating with time delays in discussions via forums, blogs, wikis which are moderated and facilitated by the lecturer.

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This collection of resources explain how Mahara can be use in practical terms as an e-portfolio. The resources are a collection of staff and student facing guides.

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URL: https://www.tcd.ie/CAPSL/Assets/pdf/Academic%20Practice%20Resources/Balancing-synch-asynch-teaching.pdf