Zach Cureton-Hazard

Zach Cureton-Hazard

Zach Cureton-Hazard is a member of the design team at the University of Alaska Fairbanks eCampus. Zach has bachelors degree in Chemistry and is a certified secondary science teacher in Alaska. After spend 6 years teaching science in Alaska (two years in Saint Marys and 4 years in Seward), he joined the team at CTL.

Enhancing Connection and Flexibility: Integrating Optional Synchronous Sessions into Asynchronous Online Courses

Young adult students sitting outside and working on a project. One student holds a laptop.
While many courses at UAF are offered and listed as asynchronous, nothing prevents the inclusion of optional synchronous sessions. This teaching tip offers advice on a variety of different kinds of synchronous activities that you might consider as adding to your course as supplemental ways for students to connect with each other, you, and the content.