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Dear Students

Graded Discussion Board for Business Communication (ENG301) will be opened on 30-01-2014 and closed on 31-01-2014.

Comment on the following topic:

“Do you think that language learning can better be learnt in a synchronous mode or asynchronous mode, or a blend of the two?"

Note: Synchronous mode refers to simultaneous/real time communication with immediate feedback, e.g. webinars, Chat forums whereas Asynchronous mode means communication with delayed feedback, e.g. emails, discussion boards, assignments

Read the following instructions carefully before posting your comments:

Your comments should not exceed 100-120 words.

GDB carries 5% weightage.

Relevant and original ideas written in correct English will be highly appreciated.

Post your comments on GDB & NOT on the Regular MDB.

Comments sent through e-mail or posted on regular MDB will NOT be graded.

Comments copied from internet or other sources will be graded poor.

All the best!

Eng 301

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GDB is easy not difficult 


kuch smj ni arha gdb ka kya kru

The term synchronous means happening at precisely the same time, and refers to an online learning experience in which an instructor and a group of participants speak and interact in an online classroom. Delivering training in this environment requires a facilitator to engage their audience and create interactivity in non-traditional ways, be sensitive to how they use their voice, and be comfortable multitasking in a new technical and logistical environment.


synchronous learning is a student-centered teaching method that uses online learning resources to facilitate information sharing outside the constraints of time and place among a network of people. Asynchronous learning is based on constructivist theory, a student-centered approach that emphasizes the importance of peer-to-peer interactions. This approach combines self-study with asynchronous interactions to promote learning, and it can be used to facilitate learning in traditional on-campus education, distance education, and continuing education. This combined network of learners and the electronic network in which they communicate are referred to as an asynchronous learning network.

Another advantage of asynchronous learning (and, as technology develops, many synchronous learning environments) is that there is a record of nearly everything that occurs in that environment. All materials, correspondence, and interactions can be electronically archived. Participants can go back and review course materials, lectures, and presentations, as well as correspondence between participants. This information is generally available at any time to course participants.

i'm going to blend of these 2 

becoz at vu we're using both systems


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