Asynchronous & Synchronous are two related methods of digital learning. I created an infographic that describes the difference between these two.
The question of how students learn has come to the forefront of online learning platforms as more and more students have access and choices to a variety of degree and professional development programs. With this flexibility in learning, quality of education also remains a focus in how the material is delivered and utilized by students. The answer may be someone in the middle with a hybrid approach that combines aspects of synchronous and asynchronous learning environments- a blended learning environment.