Asynchronous Versus Synchronous Learning in Pharmacy Education

Carol A Motycka, Erin L St. Onge, Jennifer S Williams

Abstract


Objective: To better understand the technology being used today in pharmacy education through a review of thecurrent methodologies being employed at various institutions. Also, to discuss the benefits and difficulties ofasynchronous and synchronous methodologies, which are being utilized at both traditional and distance educationcampuses.Setting: Colleges of Pharmacy across the countrySummary: Pharmacy education has seen dramatic changes over the past decade. With the explosion of newtechnologies come new methods for teaching practitioners. This article describes the various methods being usedtoday to teach our practitioners and the advantages and disadvantages of each method.Conclusion: The authors conclude that using a blended method of teaching through both asynchronous andsynchronous learning produces practitioners ready to take on the new challenges experienced by today’s pharmacists.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5430/jct.v2n1p63

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