STUDENTS’ CONNECTEDNESS AND LEARNING IN SYNCHRONOUS AND ASYNCHRONOUS E-LEARNING MODES
The outbreak of the Covid-19 virus caused nationwide lockdowns obliging all educational institutions to transition from in-person teaching and learning to remote teaching and learning using the two e-learning modes: synchronous and asynchronous. This initiates the delivery of courses online. Hence, this study examined the level of students’ connectedness and learning in synchronous and asynchronous e-learning modes. Results revealed that students have a high level of connectedness and learning both in synchronous and asynchronous e-learning modes. Also, findings revealed statistically no significant difference in the student’s level of these findings propose that both synchronous and asynchronous e-learning modes are imperative for students in the development of their strong sense of connectedness towards interaction, discussion, and the sharing of their ideas. Hence, it is recommended that educators should attend courses or programs on the use of information technology, exposing them to new ideas in the use of synchronous and asynchronous e-learning modes. Also, administrators of universities connectedness and learning when grouped according to profile variables like sex and age. And colleges should establish a supportive online learning environment.
Connectedness, Learning, Synchronous Class, Asynchronous Class, E-Learning Modes