Rhea of Sunshine: asynchronous learning is more beneficial


Morgan Kong

In this weekly column, Wingspan staff reporter Rhea Advani provides her take on a variety of topics.

Rhea Advani, Staff Reporter

Hi guys! I hope everyone is staying safe and warm, and the snow storm damage didn’t affect you guys too badly! I know that this has been a crazy few days, but I’m proud of you guys for powering through it.

As you all know, we’ve been doing asynchronous learning for the last week, same as back in March when quarantine had just begun. We were emailed at the beginning of the week and had to complete a variety of assignments that were on either Canvas or Google Classroom. As long as we did what we were supposed to, and turned things in on time, we were counted present.

This is the same thing that’s happening right now, we have some assignments to complete, and as long as they’re completed, we are counted present for all of our classes.

In my opinion, I’m in complete favor for this type of learning. I love that we get to do things at our pace. The learning is a lot easier, and the information we have to learn much easier to comprehend as well. We’re not pressured every day to pay attention to all the information and every little detail that our teachers say. Not only that, but when I miss a bullet point on a slide or something like that during class, I get really paranoid that I might have missed something that could potentially be on a quiz or test. 

With asynchronous learning, all of the material and study guides are posted where we have easy access to everything and can go back to it anytime we need to. Personally, I have seen my grades go up and my understanding of the material has increased when there’s asynchronous learning.

I hope that you guys are staying safe and hopefully everyone will have power by next week! Have a safe weekend.