Designing for Active Synchronous LearningEnrol

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Programme Area: Professional Development

Cluster(s): Facilitation of Learning

Institution: Ngee Ann Polytechnic


Delivery Mode: Instructor-led

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About this Module

In this 2-hour self-paced (asynchronous) course, you will have the opportunity to:

  • List the benefits and challenges of synchronous online learning
  • Select factors to consider when planning for active synchronous online learning
  • Identify appropriate strategies to address common issues with synchronous learning

At the end of this module you can check your understanding, by trying out the Analyse Synchronous Session activities. 


WHAT: Synchronous online learning occurs when learners “meet” all at the same time to learn using web-based technology.  WHY: Synchronous online learning can reduce the feelings of lack of community and “distance” that students may experience in online courses.