Bichronous Online (Asynchronous + synchronous)

“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.

At StudioBlended we deeply believe in the new value and meaning of ‘live’ time in teaching - and if it cannot be in-person, then let it be sychronous (real-time).  

Our approach to remote teaching and learning therefore always includes synchronous teaching; we consciously do not specialise in fully self-paced remote courses.

Another term for this approach, is bichronous online teaching; a thoughtful integration of asynchronous (self-paced learning) and synchronous teaching.

The online learning environment is a way to increase the effectiveness of such synchronous teaching.

Our own original resilience course, is in fact, delivered with a bichronous approach.

As a client you can expect advisory in smart quality/attention/time/cost investment. We show you where the trade-offs are in this golden triangle, including through pedagogical lens, so that we can show you options, possibilities and opportunities.

For clients who embark on capacity development trainings to professionals such as with in-country trainings; we are up and running to give spot-on consultancy or even create bichronous online learning environments for you - see our archive of clients for references.

Our expertise is always evolving and includes:
- experimentations with the new value and meaning of synchronous teaching
- audio podcasts (instead of videos) to couple synchronous teaching (see also our guide)
- new takes on how to include differentiation for learners
- clearity of instructions
- fit for purpose and rolling wave delivery
- creating a rhytmn to the week
- artistic spaces that have beauty as a language to create calm in the online environment and enhance effective learning and pleasant teaching.

Feel free to approach us with any questions you may have, so that we can see the challenges you face, and the opportunities and possibilities which exist, and what our studio can do for you.

We are here especially for you. Keep asking: does it make sense? #StudioBlended Simplicity and Resilience up to a decade. This is your day, in your life - enjoy every moment.


StudioBlended 2022

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