Asynchronous learning and communication is the dominant form of information transmission in the modern world, think email; text messaging; printed materials and social media. Despite this dominance, it is still a rarity in most schools to see widespread asynchronous learning. An educator’s value continues to centre on face-to-face time with students and they are left minimal time in their day to commit to developing asynchronous lesson plans. However, with the growing influence of online learning and digital tools, it seems inevitable that teachers and schools need to set aside resources to get the most value out of asynchronous learning opportunities and balance it with the synchronous.
Speaker – Kevin Crouch, Head of Ed-Tech and IT, Western Academy of Beijing