Asynchronous social learning is newer than you think
Clive on Learning
MARCH 14, 2013
For those of us who have spent a number of years working in online learning, the idea that a group can collaborate asynchronously (not in real-time) on a learning activity is rather taken for granted - not so much 'old hat' as just nothing novel. On the other hand, asynchronous learning in centuries past would have been individual and reflective. Asynchronous self-study was supported first by books and then, in the twentieth century by all kinds of tapes, discs and films.