Answer: How does integrating synchronous learning sessions within the online environment assist in developing a learning community for students? Discuss this question at length in your blog.
In a face-to-face environment students get to know their teacher in person. Factors such as the way they look and sound can impact a student’s learning. When it comes to online learning, students need to feel as though they are being taught by an actual person, not just a computer. By hosting synchronous learning sessions, teachers can help recreate the feeling of a face-to-face environment.
Artifact: Create an outline or lesson plan of a 30 minute synchronous session which you would facilitate. What activities would you include? What transitions are needed? How might you use the session as a formative assessment? How would your session a build learning community among your students?