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Asynchronous learning is a student-centered teaching method that uses online learning resources to facilitate information sharing outside the constraints of time and place among a network of people. [ 1 ] Asynchronous learning is based on constructivist theory , a student-centered approach that emphasizes the importance of peer-to-peer interactions. [ 2 ] This approach combines self-study with asynchronous interactions to promote learning, and it can be used to facilitate learning in traditional on-campus education, distance education , and continuing education . This combined network of learners and the electronic network in which they communicate are referred to as an asynchronous learning network. [ 1 ]
As connection speeds increase and the ubiquity of the Internet pervades, digital content reigns.
(CBS News) He teaches millions of students a month, yet none of them has seen his face.
UPDATE (3/18/12) : In conjunction with this post please also read the second part of the story which I wrote about two months after creating this post, along with the third part of the story .
Strong in Mind, Body, and Spirit. KIPP Empower Academy (KEA) is a college-preparatory, tuition-free public charter elementary school that opened in summer 2010 in South Los Angeles. KEA serves roughly 330 kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students in 2012-13, and will add one grade each year until it reaches capacity in 2014 with 550 students in kindergarten through fourth grade.
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It was four years ago today that Big Think was launched by co-founders Victoria Montgomery Brown and Peter Hopkins to immediate fanfare.
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