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Synchronous Vs Asynchronous Learning?Principles, Methodology and Implementation Policy of a Blended Learning Environment for Lifelong Learning,at the University of Crete.

, University of Crete, Department of Education, Greece

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


The development of a blended distance learning environment requires an overall approach that includes pedagogic, technological and organizational aspects. The traditional educational environment is characterized by face-to-face teaching methods. Technology on its own is unable to substitute's interpersonal human communication, which is an essential constitutive element of learning. The combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning can, under certain conditions, provide suitable circumstances for the development of an interactive web based learning environment. The objective of this paper is to present the theoretical background, the methodology and technological aspects which have been developed, to implement a blended Learning Environment at the university of Crete


Anastasiades, P. (2005). Synchronous Vs Asynchronous Learning?Principles, Methodology and Implementation Policy of a Blended Learning Environment for Lifelong Learning,at the University of Crete. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2166-2172). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 22, 2019 from .


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