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Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Classes

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Before You Choose an Online College, Compare Synchronous Classes with Asynchronous Classes Here and Find Out which Online Program is Right for You.
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Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Classes

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What’s the difference between synchronous and asynchronous classes? Which option is better? Don’t choose an online program until you’ve read this article.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, April 8, 2013 6:43 AM

Synchronous online classes are those that require students and instructors to be online at the same time. Lectures, discussions, and presentations occur at a specific hour. All students must be online at that specific hour in order to participate.

Asynchronous classes are just the opposite. Instructors provide materials, lectures, tests, and assignments that can be accessed at any time. Students may be given a timeframe – usually a one week window – during which they need to connect at least once or twice. But overall, students are free to contribute whenever they choose.

There are benefits and drawbacks to both designs. Some students like synchronous courses because they need to feel involved, in real-time, with the class experience. It’s rewarding to ask a question or offer a comment, and to receive instant feedback. For some people, real-time communication allows for more fruitful discussions.

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What is synchronous transmission? definition and meaning

Definition of synchronous transmission: Data transfer method in which a continuous stream of data signals is accompanied by timing signals (generated by an electronic clock) to ensure that the transmitter and the receiver are in step (synch...

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Lila Tekani's curator insight, April 17, 2013 5:34 PM

An easy to understand definition