Teaching English Language Learning TELL FAQ

Continuing Studies offers various delivery styles

An asynchonous course is when learning does not occur in the same place or at the same time. It uses resources that facilitate information sharing outside the constraints of time and place among a network of people.

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In the asynchronous courses that are part of this program, you can expect to spend about 10 hours per week/course on your coursework (course readings, assignments, online discussion) but you are not required to be online each day — usually three times a week is adequate. You'll participate in asynchronous (you do not need to be online at any particular day or time to participate) discussions through the online learning platform we use called Brightspace and all that is required is connection to the internet.
There are typically 3-4 assignments in each course including an online participation assignment as students are expected to engage regularly with their classmates and instructor through the course Brightspace site. The course content/course notes are located on the Brightspace site and this is where you will read the course notes, submit assignments and engage with your instructor and classmates through discussion forums. 

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