ASC teaching forum focuses on asynchronous versus synchronous courses

The College of Arts and Sciences Office of Distance Education will host a teaching forum from 1 to 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 29, to discuss asynchronous and synchronous delivery of courses. Faculty panelists will share their experiences teaching in both synchronous and asynchronous formats, addressing challenges and advantages of each. A curriculum specialist from the Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning will discuss the tools available to accomplish instructional goals in each format as well as answer questions and contribute to the discussion.  

A recording will be made available to those who cannot attend synchronously. 

Faculty, Associated Faculty, Staff, and GTAs are all welcome. 


Anticipated Outcomes – By the end of the session, participants will be able to…

  • Understand the differences between synchronous and asynchronous course formats 
  • Recognize some strengths, weaknesses, and instructional best practices with each format
  • Appreciate different instructional design considerations for each format
  • Identify resources and support services for instructional design and course planning in both formats

Staff Expert:
Larry Hurtibuse (Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning)

Faculty Panelists:

Dr. Naomi Brenner (Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures)
Dr. Elizabeth Kolkovich (English Department - Mansfield campus)
Dr. Darcy Hartman (Department of Economics)