Asynchronous learning is a student-centered teaching method that uses online learning tools and platforms to facilitate lectures and assessment activities outside the constraints of a physical classroom. There are many online learning resources that can be used to facilitate asynchronous learning online, including email, online discussion threads, live-streamed videos, and blogs. There are many resources that have been developed to support online interaction between students and their instructors, allowing users to access course material and participate in discussions.
Asynchronous learning refers to a shift in a learning environment, where emphasis is placed on establishing the curriculum, methods and the media through which course content will be delivered. The student-centered nature of asynchronous online learning requires students to take more responsibility for the process of their own learning. It also requires students to become proficient with the technology required for the course and use new methods of communication with their peers and their instructors.