We know how technology has created a revolution in education. it has not only simplified the process of learning but has also given way for students to get hold of different kinds of learning. The online or digital experience has grown in popularity and accessibility; it can broadly be divided into two groups: Synchronous Learning or Asynchronous Learning.
The Synchronous Learning encompasses real time learning that happens in a specified time with the instructor and the student available at the same time.This means that both the parties could interact at the same time by sitting at different places. It is possible through video-conferencing, teleconferencing, chatting or live streaming lectures
On the other hand, there is another method called Asynchronous Learning that only happens when you schedule it conveniently. When the teachers provide students with online learning materials for reading, assignments etc, students have the provision to have access to it within a flexible time period. Some of the resources for asynchronous learning are virtual libraries, lecture notes, video tutorials etc. In this method the guide and the student are not available at the same time and they engage in the learning process according to their convenience.
Advantages of Synchronous and Asynchronous learning
Disadvantages of Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning
The digital advancement has proven that technology has structured the education system in such a way that people can engage in the learning process anywhere and at any time.
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