"The asynchronous environment that provides threaded discussion, combined with creative use of Internet resources and multimedia, forms the most effective combination for successful student engagement." - Caldwell, S. 'Going the Distance with Online Instruction." VSTE Journal, Fall 1998, p. 3,6

Asynchronous - "not occurring at the same time" - The Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary

 

In this age of digital communication, asynchronous discussion provides additional ways for instructors and students to interact, whether they are truly at a distance, or just trying to expand the walls and time constraints of the traditional face-to-face (F2F) classroom.

This interactivity becomes problematic when instructors and professors attempt to duplicate online the methods and techniques they use in their classrooms.

Many professors have developed strategies that compliment the electronic medium and their teaching style.

The purpose of this web site to share the anecdotal experiences of these professors and tie them to the strategies suggested in the literature.

 

Types of ADB 

Site designed by Eli Collins-Brown as part of her treatise presentation for her
M.Ed. in Educational Research and Collaboration,
Texas Christian University, April 2001