Remote teaching occurs outside of a physical classroom. Instructors are separated from their learners in time and distance. Remote teaching is typically facilitated through technology, such as video conferencing software, discussion boards or learning management systems. This type of teaching may be synchronous, where students watch instructors deliver their lectures live, or asynchronous, where students watch lecture recordings at a later point in time.
Remote teaching, which is synonymous with e-learning, takes place online. Both students and instructors interact via two-way communication technologies. Best practices for remote teaching include: providing ongoing feedback, making assignment guidelines clear, and making effective use of online resources.