When many students at the same level learn in the same class, the same thing simultaneously, it is called synchronous learning. Synchronous learning can take place both in a virtual classroom or a conventional classroom. However, it is the kind of learning without the liberty of self-pace.
The students can learn the same thing at the same time by attending classes or lectures in person. Otherwise, the learners can learn the same thing at the same time in a virtual learning environment through video conferencing, teleconferencing, live chats, or live-streamed lectures. A teacher or instructor will help the students to understand concepts, clear doubts, and complete tasks.
Synchronous Learning is not Boundless
Synchronous learning most often happens in the conventional classroom setting, where the students have to go to educational institutions and attend classes or lectures to learn. Although we are used to following this time for centuries, it is taking a swift shift now. With the given times and lockdown situations, students cannot be made to go out and attend classes. But the learning must go on for the sake of the future of the students and their careers. This problem can be overcome with eLearning. It is an effective tool that lets students and educators keep the education pin rolling without a hustle. On top of it, the most amazing part of eLearning is asynchronous learning. So, with a good eLearning platform, students can enjoy the benefits of self-paced learning and learn as and when they want.
Unlike synchronous learning which is bound by limitations, asynchronous learning is boundless and seamless. Students have varied learning needs and all the students learn at their interest and pace. Synchronous learning limits students in time and pace and they are not free to learn a new skill or study a new course. Even though synchronous learning has been around for quite a while now, it is now time to shift focus to student needs and liberate them in the learning space with asynchronous learning.
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