Asynchronous learning

Danaher, Mike and Danaher, Patrick Alan ORCID: (2019) Asynchronous learning. In: Encyclopedia of educational innovation. Springer Reference Encyclopedia of Educational Innovation. Springer, Singapore, pp. 1-6.


Asynchronous learning is a current development in teaching and learning provision that exploits the affordances of contemporary educational technologies, yet that also links with long-standing interest in the learning advantages of facilitated reflection. From this perspective, asynchronous learning brings education and technology into productive alignment, to the potential benefit of learners and educators alike. At the same time, critiques of asynchronous learning highlight concerns that it is not sufficiently engaging and rigorous for higher education (Reese 2015). Certainly, as with all forms of educational provision, the success of asynchronous learning depends on the active engagement and wholehearted commitment, as well as the sustained self-discipline, of both learners and educators. More broadly, certain critiques reflect the residual assumed primacy.

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Additional Information: Online resource - Published online: 7 September 2019.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2019 05:00
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2020 23:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: affordances, asynchronous learning, blended learning, constructivism, digital learning, educational technologies, location-independent learning, online learning, student engagement, teaching strategies
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390405 Educational technology and computing
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
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