A synchronous learning
environment provided by the UC platform can enhance learning by providing for real-time communication, which can promote more interactive and meaningful engagement during the discussions (Park & Bonk, 2007).
UMKC Division of Dental Hygiene courses utilize Centra--a platform that gives the students the opportunity to "see" their faculty and peers during synchronous learning
At a higher level of technological commitment and investment, synchronous learning
and a high level of student-teacher interaction can be achieved through whiteboards or smartboards, or electronic "chalkboards.
Remote synchronous learning
takes place between an instructor and his students in real-time, but not necessarily at the same place.
He further added, "We are delighted to partner with NIIT Imperia to make Executive Management program in Sales and Marketing (EMPSM) available to young managers across the country using NIIT's Synchronous Learning
Faculty can creatively use technology to generate meaningful synchronous learning
opportunities for online students.
Educational researchers propose several benefits of using blended synchronous learning
Stewart, Harlow, and Debacco (2011) used a qualitative, ethnographic approach to collect data from students in eight doctoral courses regarding their experience of synchronous learning
in distributed environments.
While a blended solution of asynchronous and synchronous learning
remains valid today, the scope of what educators and learners need has broadened.
To put the skeptics at ease, she says that despite the growth of the synchronous learning
market, the best trainers will need to be adept at traditional, asynchronous and synchronous delivery.
The purposes of this research were to: (a) examine the characteristics of different synchronous CMC systems; (b) identify the features of the synchronous CMC tools that are conducive to online interactions; (c) understand how novice learners adapt to synchronous CMC systems; and (d) investigate the features that would be central to the design of synchronous learning