Categorizing learning modalities by location, time, and technology: Editorial


In a recent article, Alexandra Frost highlights a newer term for educational delivery: Bisynchronous classes. Frost explains that common teaching modalities include in-person; hybrid; HyFlex, in which students choose their mode of participation; bichronous or bisynchronous learning, which relies on online learning tools and technology only; and simulcast or synchronous remote learning, where students and the instructor gather online. While many learning modalities are defined by location and time, terminology like bisynchronous learning modality is also partly defined by the extent to which learning is mediated by technology. Frost touches on some of the benefits, drawbacks, and considerations for the newer bisynchronous learning model, before concluding that change is ongoing in the sector and that more learning models are on their way.