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Thursday, June 23 • 13:45 - 14:45
PK07.01a - Enhanced Graduate Learning through the Asynchronous & Synchronous Communication Cycle

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The use of technology in teaching and learning at the graduate level is a quickly changing environment where practices may not be fully developed prior to implementation with students. However, one promising practice at the graduate level involves the use of the Asynchronous & Synchronous Communication Cycle. This cycle includes a series of planned synchronous and asynchronous strategies connecting students at the group and whole class levels. Evidence gathered to date indicates that students engaged in the Asynchronous & Synchronous Communication Cycle demonstrated 1) effective overall demonstration of content, 2) demonstrated increased effective group performance on tasks and assignments, 3) student reports of high satisfaction related to support peer support and engagement, and 4) students reported a greater sense of community and connectedness to their peers, the content, and the instructor as a result of participation.


Mark Deschaine

Dr. Mark Deschaine is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Central Michigan University. Dr. Deschaine is the Project Director, of the Lifespan Autism Initiative in the College of Education and Human Services, and is a part of the Institute for Intergenerational... Read More →

Ray Francis

Central Michigan University, Central Michigan University
Dr. Raymond Francis is a tenured graduate faculty in the Department of Teacher Education and Professional Development at Central Michigan University. Research interests include motivation in blended and online learning, concept mapping, authentic assessment, and global experiences... Read More →

Thursday June 23, 2016 13:45 - 14:45 EDT
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