BICHRONOUS (remote)



“As online learning becomes a more common model for higher education courses, institutions and instructors should investigate the benefits of including both synchronous and asynchronous elements in online learning to maximize the benefits of both these environments.” 
Martin, Polly, Ritzhaupt 2020. From: definition of Online education, pedagogical approaches, DigitelPro University Oberta Catalunya (UOC). Erasmus+ Program DigitelPro.


Are you curious for more? Would you like to get in touch? Feel free to contact our lead directly for any questions or inquiries you may have. tikvah@studioblended.com +31 6 42 47 29 69
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Bichronous

‘Bichronous’ is characterised by the thoughtful integration of asynchronous (remote/online, self-paced) and synchronous (real time) teaching and learning. Our Studio is actively experimenting and innovating in this field, exploring the most effective learning curves. We promote strategic use of synchronous time, asynchronous collaborative work, and (embodied) learning during unstructured time. We keep in mind your financial health and resilience, offering both blended and bichronous options.

Each bichronous course/training has a unique design. Typically, learners can participate anytime, anywhere in learning during the asynchronous parts of the course, but then participate in real-time activities for the synchronous sessions.

Implementation offers limitless design possibilities though. It is also necessary to re-design the material. Before you dive into development, it is a good idea to ask what is valid and strategic for your unique context.

Mere integration of activities in itself will not achieve effective and resilient curriculum design. Bichronous curriculum design (just like blended) needs a robust technical framework, and must be synthesised with all the other design angles you find below. Even more than with ‘blended’ learning, ‘bichronous’ forces you to rethink and reenvision technology, in particular learning platforms and communication.



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Image [click to expand]: ‘Bichronous learning wave’ created by Breimer for a housing course, model based on TU Delft / WP Dijkstra. You see a proposed virtual simulation and tour - by design, which can be done collaboratively and asynchronously.

Example of a ‘bichronous’ learning journey: a thoughtful integration of asychronous and synchronous. See below for the suggested ‘blended’ modality.


Image [click to expand]: ‘Blended learning wave’ created by Breimer for a housing course, model based on TU Delft / WP Dijkstra.

Related media mentions

The paper below featured in a qualitative Dutch newspaper, NRC Handelsblad, under ‘NRC Future Affairs’ on June 19, 2021.


Related publications

Breimer, Tikvah, Browne, Nigel & Bart Slob 2021 ‘Envisioning blended higher education in post-lockdown Europe: Reflections on experience, needs and risks through a pedagogical lens.’ Conference on the Future of Europe.



More design angles we use

Technical resilience
Human resilience
Modular
Evidence-based design
Financial health and resilience by (re)design
Innovative and deep pedagogy
Multi- Inter- and transdisciplinary
Blended
Bichronous
Designed to be green (and technological simplicity)
Nature and aspirations
Flexibilisation and personalisation
Simplicity and decluttering


We are here especially for you as unique professional, to come alongside you and partner with you, as you work on a (architecture / urban / development / policy / land / water / climate) curriculum, so that you can offer effective and resilient education in its simplest form.

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Prefer to have direct contact?
Feel free:
Tikvah Breimer (MSc MAEd MSc)
Independent senior advisor, teacher trainer, lead
tikvah@studioblended.com
+31 6 42 47 29 69



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