Synchronous Online Learning
Synchronous online learning is when courses are delivered from a distance in real-time. In this course delivery model, students and instructors engage with the content at the same time, but from separate locations. In these live classes, students can ask questions and collaborate with their classmates. Synchronous online learning has the power to strengthen a sense of community among students and their instructors, thus reducing isolation.
Synchronous online learning is where instructors rely on video conferencing software, live chat features and other real-time tools and platforms to deliver their virtual class. Students receive instant feedback from educators, teaching assistants and their peers in this educational model. Asynchronous online learning is an alternative course delivery approach, which allows students to learn on their own time.