Synchronous Sessions are very important in the online class environment. Synchronous Sessions affords the student the opportunity to for student engagement, synchronous collaboration and instructional pacing. Through the use of videoconferencing, webcasts, and telephone conferences, the teacher can engage the students more similar to a traditional classroom. Synchronous classrooms in an online classroom promotes interaction and collaboration are identified as a major factor in successful learning outcomes and can be successfully achieved through feedback and collaboration. Online learning environments provide flexibility and offer students personalized learning opportunities. Students learning online have the opportunity to express their thoughts without judgment or interruptions. Online learning experiences can be developed to provide advanced educational opportunities for the learning needs of individual students. Asynchronous learning does not provide for any of the benefits found in synchronous learning.
The following is an example of a 30 minute lesson plan for 30 minute synchronous online class.
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