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Title: Best Practices for Bichronous Online Courses: Blending Asynchronous and Synchronous Online Modalities

Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 12pm-1pm

Florence Martin, PhD

Professor Learning, design and Technology

Coordinator, Learning, Design and Technology Doctoral Concentration

Department of teacher education and Learning Sciences

College of Education

North Carolina State University


Session description:

Bichronous Online Learning is the blending of asynchronous and synchronous online learning.  In this presentation, instructors will be introduced to evidence-based practices from award-winning online instructors on blending sequences and models in bichronous online courses.  Next, instructors will learn about designing, facilitating, and evaluating bichronous online courses. The session will conclude with best practices, benefits, and challenges for bichronous online teaching and learning. 


Speaker’s bio

Dr. Florence Martin is a Professor in Learning, Design and Technology at North Carolina State University. Dr. Martin engages in research to create transformative learning experiences through effective design and integration of digital teaching and learning innovations. Her research has resulted in over 100 publications and 150 presentations. Dr. Martin served as the President of the Division of Distance Learning for Association for Educational Communications and Technology. She currently serves as a Senior Associate Editor for Online Learning Journal and serves on the advisory council for North Carolina Virtual Public Schools. She has won awards for teaching, research and service from Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), Online Learning Consortium (OLC), United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), and Professional, Continuing and Online Education Association (UPCEA). More details can be found at

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