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What are Active Strategies for Structuring a Synchronous Class?


For faculty teaching online in need of ideas to design and pace an asynchronous class, this 20-Minute Mentor provides proven tips and strategies that address course design, instructional methods, and student engagement.


What are Active Strategies for Structuring a Synchronous Class?

Teaching an effective and engaging synchronous online course can be a difficult task. Live synchronous classroom sessions, where participants are logged in and interacting at the same time, can provide a high-touch element previously missing from online instruction. However, it can be difficult to strategically structure an active learning environment during synchronous instruction.

How do instructors incorporate active learning strategies synchronously?

This 20-Minute Mentor offers a foundational understanding of synchronous instruction and offers several techniques for enhancing synchronous interaction by focusing on lesson planning, enacting, and assessing active strategies.

Learning Goals

After viewing this Magna 20-Minute Mentor, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how to holistically design a synchronous course experience
  • Discover strategies to enhance class time and student interaction during synchronous instruction
  • Learn how to create an active climate in a synchronous course

Topics Covered

  • Lesson planning for synchronous instruction
  • How to use class time in a synchronous course
  • Improving synchronous courses for the future


This program will benefit:

  • Faculty teaching online
  • Instructional Designers

Product Code: QM21CA

Campus Access License

With the purchase of the optional Campus Access License (or Group License when ordering online), registrants are granted a license to download the program contents to a password-protected network, server, or website for additional staff use. You will receive information on downloading the contents of the program within 3-5 business days.


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