Intercloud is a term used in IT to refer to a theoretical model for cloud computing services. The idea of the intercloud relies on models that have already been shown to be effective in cases like the global Internet and the 3G and 4G wireless networks of various national telecom providers. Experts sometimes refer to the intercloud as a cloud of...
Asynchronous learning is a student-centered teaching technique in which online learning resources are used to enable information sharing between people in a network. In asynchronous learning, information sharing is not limited by place or time.
Asynchronous learning is facilitated by media, such as email, online discussion boards, email lists, blogs and wikis.
Asynchronous learning facilitates work relations between teachers and learners, even if the participants are not online at the same time, bringing a high degree of flexibility to e-learning. The asynchronous nature of participation is key to online course options. This allows participants to combine education with family, work and other responsibilities.
Participants can easily log in to an e-learning platform from any virtual location at their convenience and then download/share documents and send emails to their peers and/or teachers. Students also have the ability to spend time polishing their assignments and contributions.
Advantages of asynchronous learning are as follows:
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