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Synchronous Online Learning
Serenthia Gartrell
AET531
July 4, 2011
Dr. Christine Nortz

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  • 1. Synchronous Online Learning
    Serenthia Gartrell
    AET531
    July 4, 2011
    Dr. Christine Nortz
  • 2. What is Synchronous Learning?
    Engages and reaches various students and facilitators with shared communication through a real-time environment.
  • 3. Advantages
    Convenience and Flexibility
    Timely Instructor Feedback
    Shared Applications for Users
    Live Student Collaboration
    Real-time Discussion
  • 4. Disadvantages
    Costs of Online Convenience
    Time Constraints for Students and Facilitators
    Technical Requirements (software, computer, user)
    Critical Thinking and Reflection Time
    Limits for Class Size and Activities
  • 5. Facilitation Strategies
    Mandatory Participation of Students
    Proper Student Expectations for Class Session Times
    Breakout Sessions (Learning Teams) for Discussion
    Interactive Quizzes
    Student/Instructor Feedback
    Notification Alerts from Facilitator
    Instructor Advance Preparation
  • 6. Tools of Enhancement
    Chat Rooms
    Instant Messaging
    Screencasts
    Audio/Video Conferencing (E-Conferencing)
    Classroom Materials (Handouts, Lecture Notes, Presentation Highlights)
    Learning Applications
    Class Blogs
  • 7. Summary
    Comments?
    Pros and cons associated with any type of learning
    May not be the best option for all learning styles
    Many tools available for student engagement
  • 8. References
    Hrastinski, S. (2008). Asynchronous and synchronous e-learning. Educase quarterly. Retrieved July 2, 2011, from
    http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/ AsynchronousandSynchronousELea/163445