Number of Supplemental Course Enrollments (Sample of Public Schools)
Many educators use the terms synchronous (video chats, video conferencing) and asynchronous (email, discussion boards) e-learning to describe the hybrid learning approach. Whereas asynchronous approaches allow students flexibility and self-paced instruction, synchronous learning provides community and support for digital learners. This combination is best presented in a blended or hybrid program, where at least 30% of the course is online. Many states also prefer this model of learning and have passed legislation that supports blended programs as a primary method of online education over fully online programs.