Synchronous sessions, or live communication sessions, in an online course can be very effective in providing direction and expertise to students and increasing student engagement and sense of community. Successful synchronous sessions have a number of characteristics including being well thought-out, organized, and engaging, and include the opportunity for collaboration.
Below are some tips to make your synchronous sessions effective and ones that students are excited to attend.
8 Tips To Create an Effective Synchronous eLearning Strategy – eLearning Industry
10 Guidelines for Running Synchronous Web Teaching Sessions – Inside Higher Ed