Asynchronous Learning

John Mensah
9th December 2021

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Give a brief description of your work context and responsibilities, e.g. your teaching background, experience, type of organisation (e.g. FE college, ACL), subject/curriculum you teach/lead, your learners (skills level, any particular inclusion needs, age range of group, size of group)

I am the Advanced Practitioner for a community learning provider called Step 2 Skills formerly known as HAFLS. I mainly teach maths but I also do teach essential digital skills and English on the odd occasion.

How did you use the learning from this module in your teaching context?

Currently asynchronous learning is really important to my teaching alongside my face to face classes. The reason for this is a result of the pandemic, covid has disrupted learner attendance and health. Students have the ability to access lesson material from the Google Classroom at anytime of the day which means they can download, edit and send work in. If learner is unable to attend the class... more

What worked well?

the more asynchronous learning I can deliver, the more time is rescued for face to face
interventions, to focus on higher-order active learning activities or practice and mentoring individual
understanding, performance and progress. It means that when learners are out of the classroom and I am in the classroom I can focus my learning on potentially more low level performing... more

What would you do differently next time?

Probably add more Nearpod videos to the classroom which i can still do. Try to look at different ways of giving asynchronous feedback ie something different from just written responses; maybe even audio recorded responses. I think the power of a recorded message can be emphasised more, the emotion and tone in my voice gives more of a sincere response to learners.

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