Accessing course elements online using a learning management system (LMS) is commonplace for today’s student. But often there is a disconnect between them and the course instructor due to a lack of real-time communication. This disconnect can be avoided by integrating synchronous learning into LMS set-ups, allowing for deeper levels of interaction similar to that of a physical classroom environment. Our latest paper will show you how you can improve your learning programs – and student outcomes – by implementing synchronous learning and collaboration.

Synchronous learning creates a better experience for the remote student and allows traditional students to collaborate with tutors and peers away from the classroom. With the majority of students owning a connected mobile device [1], educators are in a good position to take advantage of real-time interactions via voice, video and IM discussions. This allows for the student to be always-on, regardless of time or location.

“We have seen double digit growth yearly with use of mobile access by our faculty and students to our learning management system. Having mobile collaboration will be the icing on the cake.” – Marcel Bechtoldt, System Admin-Principal and Senior Lecturer, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Integrating synchronous learning elements into an LMS with which students and faculty are already familiar allows instructors, faculty, and IT system administrators to become more efficient, without the steep learning curve and time cost associated with multiple systems. A virtual office space in the integrated learning environment for each instructor makes conducting office hours, meetings, and collaborative sessions easy. Enabling meetings to be held online in real-time can also bring several benefits in terms of travel cost.

To find out how synchronous learning, integrated seamlessly into an LMS, will improve your students’ learning experience, download our paper – Five ways Synchronous Collaboration will Change Your Learning Experience for the Better

 

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