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The Asynchronous Cookbook

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DLINQ staff contributors

Copyright Year: 2021

Publisher: Office of Digital Learning & Inquiry, Middlebury College

Language: English

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Reviewed by Andrea Bearman, Director of Instructional Design and Development/Instructor, Trine University on 5/17/22

The content covers many if not all elements of how to properly engage students in an online format. I particularly appreciate the simulations and labs component as I would like to incorporate more of these into our courses as well but haven't been... read more

Reviewed by Brittany Straub, Assistant Professor of Education, University of Saint Francis on 5/5/22

This textbook is comprehensive as it discusses WHAT asynchronous instruction is, WHY it is important, and HOW to do it. read more

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Some Key Concepts
  • 3. Group and Team Work in Asynchronous Settings
  • 4. Discussion Activities
  • 5. Mapping Activities
  • 6. Games
  • 7. Simulations & Labs
  • 8. Writing, Storytelling, and Publishing
  • 9. Presentations
  • 10. Class Climate

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  • About the Book

    Whether you're teaching mostly in person but looking for some regular, asynchronous activities to add to your course, or teaching a fully online course, this resource is for you. The activities in this cookbook draw on research and good practice in online course design to provide recipes - concise and specific instructions and examples - for adding asynchronous activities to a course. Meaningful interaction between students and instructors is a key ingredient in all of these recipes. 

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