Asynchronous learning, or teaching and learning that occurs when the interaction between the instructor and students is not constrained by time and place, can cause feelings of isolation, resulting in disappointment and low retention rates in online classes. Below are links to proven collaborative learning techniques you can use in the online classroom to promote social interaction and have a positive influence on learning, motivation, and problem-solving.
- Considerations for Your Wiki Projects
- Three Ways to Increase the Quality of Students' Discussion Board Comments
- How Wikis Streamline Student Collaboration Projects
- Should You Let Students Lead Discussion Boards?
- Synching up with Your Asynchronous Learners
- Questioning Styles for More Effective Discussion Boards
- Understanding the Instructor's Role in Facilitating Online Discussions
- Eight Tips for Facilitating Effective Online Discussion Forums
- How to Engage Online Students in Meaningful Discussion
- Promoting Early, Active Discussion in Online Courses
This information and many other useful tips and techniques for faculty can be found at Faculty Focus: http://www.facultyfocus.com/