Engaging Students with Synchronous Methods in Online Courses

Scheuermann, Mike
January 2010
Online Classroom;Jan2010, p1
The article discusses the need for instructors to integrate synchronous course elements to online learning programs. The author notes that required and graded synchronous learning methods can enhance the learning experience of students and provide instructors with a mechanism to evaluate student performance. Also cited are the different perceptions or myths held by educators concerning synchronous elements in online courses. Students reportedly find a learning benefit in chat sessions offered by the instructor.


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