Webinar: The Synchronous-Asynchronous Spectrum in Online Teaching


The Synchronous-Asynchronous Spectrum in Online Teaching


Dr. Hakan Saraoglu

Professor of Finance

Bryant University


Webinar recording from May 22 , 2020

Presentation Slide Deck


This webinar  featured a discussion on exploring the synchronous-asynchronous spectrum in online teaching. The discussion will examine advantages and drawbacks of using only the synchronous end or the asynchronous end of the spectrum in the online delivery of a course. Potential benefits of finding a balance on the synchronous-asynchronous spectrum will be outlined. The talk is intended to stimulate thinking on how a balance can be reached between the synchronous end and the asynchronous end of the spectrum of online teaching approaches. By attending this webinar participants will gain further understanding on topics including:

  • Pedagogy of preparing asynchronously delivered lectures.
  • Software and hardware tools that can be used to prepare effective tutorial videos.
  • Assessment and assurance of learning considerations in the online delivery of courses.


About the Speaker







Dr. Hakan Saraoglu

Professor of Finance

Bryant University


Dr. Hakan Saraoglu is Professor of Finance, Coordinator of the Financial Services Program, and Center for Teaching Excellence Faculty Fellow at Bryant University.  He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University. He also holds a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Bogazici University in Turkey.  He teaches international financial management and investments courses at Bryant University.  His research interests are in international finance, portfolio management, financial modeling, and machine learning applications in finance.

His research articles have appeared in Financial Analysts Journal, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Journal of Economics and Finance, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, Journal of Financial Planning, The Journal of Finance and Data Science, and Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management among others. Saraoglu received the Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award in 2000, the Excellence in Teaching Award in 1999, both at Bryant University, and the Excellence in Teaching Award in 1993 at Michigan State University. He was named a W.B. and Candace Thoman Fellow in 1992 and was the recipient of the Homer Higbee Award for International Educational Exchange in 1994 at Michigan State University.

Saraoglu has been actively involved in the internationalization of the business curriculum at Bryant University and served as a member of the University’s International Business Program Steering Committee. He was on the program committee for the 2000 Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business and was a track chair for the 2004 Northeast U.S.A. Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business.



The International Business Webinar Series is a project of the national CIBER Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Consortium, led by Georgia State University CIBER and sponsored by CIBERs at Florida International University, George Washington University, Indiana University, Loyola Marymount University, Michigan State University, Temple University, Texas A&M University, University of Colorado-Denver, and the University of Maryland. This program is partially funded by the U.S. Department of Education.



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