Spectrum of Pedagogies in the eLearning Initiative

Spectrum of Pedagogies in the eLearning Initiative


A 15 minutes presentations by Giulia Forsythe & Matt Clare from the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation (CPI).  This 15 minute presentations features some of the concepts, tools and techniques Brock University instructors have worked with the CPI to integrate into their teaching.

This video is currently being captioned.

Topics covered include

Types of Online Course Deliveries

  1. Online Synchronous Conferencing Course
    delivered through audio and video conferencing to provide synchronous communications (i.e., at the same time) between an instructor at one site and students at other sites. A course is considered to be offered via synchronous conferencing if 80% or more of the content is delivered this way.
  2. Online Asynchronous Course
    Although courses may have a set start date and set due dates for assignments, students can otherwise access and participate in courses at times and places of their own choosing. The online component is over 80% of the total delivery. For example, a fully online course may include occasional face-to-face meetings, a proctored exam, etc. with the remainder of the content delivered online.
  3. Blended Learning Course
    This is a course where face-to-face teaching time is reduced, but not eliminated, to allow students more time for online study. Online component is typically 50%-80% of the total course delivery

Blended & Online Courses Often Involve

  • Online interactivity
    • Between instructors, students and content in various form
  • Digital submission of assignments
  • Digital distribution of grades and feedback
Pedagogical Types of Courses Developed
Pedagogical approaches across the above mentioned delivery types
  • Textbook based, forum discussion
  • Online lecture screen-captures, online quizzes
  •  Open Web

More information is available the Types of Online Courses section of the web site.