What is a

Synchronous Learning

Synchronous learning refers to all types of learning where instructors and learners engage and learn at the same time, but not necessarily in the same place. This includes in-person classes, live online meetings when the whole class or smaller groups get together. In synchronous learning, students generally progress through the learning path together. Together, they are guided by their instructor who is able to provide support while students are completing tasks and activities.

Synchronous learning refers to a form of education that most commonly applies to various forms of televisual, digital and online learning. Students learn from instructors, colleagues or peers in real-time, but not in person. For example, educational video conferences, interactive webinars, online discussion boards and video lectures that are broadcast at the same time they are delivered are all types of synchronous learning.