Designing for Active Synchronous LearningEnrol

Module Start/End Date: October 14, 2022 to March 31, 2023

Enrollment Period: October 14, 2022 to March 31, 2023

Programme Area: Professional Development

Cluster(s): Facilitation of Learning

Institution: Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Duration: 24 Weeks

Delivery Mode: Instructor-led

Enrollment Eligibility: Staff

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.