asynchronous communications


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asynchronous communications

[ā′siŋ·krə·nəs kə‚myü·nə′kā·shənz]
(communications)
The transmission and recognition of a single character at a time.

asynchronous communications

(1) See asynchronous transmission.

(2) The non-interactive communication between people using email and text messaging. The interval between receiving and responding to messages varies considerably, from seconds to days. Contrast with chat and video calling.
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Coinciding with the growth of asynchronous communication, fostering mathematical discourse in the face-to-face mathematics classroom has grown considerably over the past 10 years (Elliot & Kenney, 1996; National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), 2000).
Asynchronous communication occurred via private mail and/or the WebCT Bulletin Board; synchronous communication occurred in chat sessions.
Asynchronous communication occurs through the use of e-mail and threaded discussions.
The development of telecommunications since has done two things: a) it has extended teal-time beyond physical presence via voice, video, and, more recently, text e-chat; and b) it has brought asynchronous communications into smaller time frames of minutes and hours.
For instance, a course delivered primarily through audioconferencing (synchronous delivery) could be supported by student chat rooms or online instructor office hours (asynchronous communications), which allows the student to communicate at all hours of the day.
They are designed to extend the range (up to 25Km) of common copper-wire carried asynchronous communications such as RS-232 at speeds up to 115Kbps, and synchronous communications such as ISDN at 256Kbps and X.21 at 64Kbps.

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