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In the previous case study on online asynchronous teaching, Dr Nicole Blum spoke about her approach to asynchronous teaching and the design of the CPAS0080: Principles and Practices of Development Education Moodle course.

In this case study, I speak with Dr Clare Bentall from the Institute of Education (IOE) who worked alongside Dr Nicole Blum and Professor Doug Bourn in developing the MA in Development Education and Global Learning in the IOE. In the interview segments provided below, Clare explains why the course is taught asynchronously and some of the advantages of this approach. She also reflects on encouraging students to participate and aligning asynchronous activities to a module's assessment outcomes.

How do you use asynchronous activities?

What are some of the benefits of asynchronous teaching?

How do you facilitate asynchronous discussion?

How do you encourage student participation? 

Interested to learn more?

You can read a written case study of Clare's work in the blogpost How to run an online MA with an international cohort.

Clare is happy to be contacted to discuss her work and for general guidance on effective asynchronous teaching. 

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Case study written up by Eliot Hoving, Learning Technologist, UCL Digital Education.

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