Asynchronous eLearning refers to one of the two types of interaction that can take place in an eLearning environment. In this form of learning, instructors and learners do not have to be at the same location, or at the same time as in the case of a classroom course. The pedagogical content and the assessments are published by ways that enable participants to choose the moment and the place to learn, interact or teach. These ways include: discussion forums, tutorials, blogs, wikis and email exchanges.
Note: eLearning can combine asynchronous and synchronous interactions and tools.
(See synchronous eLearning)
Other terms used: asynchronous online learning, asynchronous e-learning, delayed-time online learning, asynchronous virtual learning, delayed interaction e-learning, delayed response e-learning