I was recently on a search committee for a new faculty member in another department. He was attempting to show his use of teaching technology as he said he frequently engaged in “asynchronous CMC” with the students. Well, I wasn’t about to admit in front of my peers that there was some possibly common term I wasn’t aware of, so I was very comforted when one of the faculty members (who is highly tech-savvy) asked, “What’s asynchronous CMC?”
“It’s asynchronous computer-mediated communication,” he replied.
“You mean e-mail?”