Synchronous learning is the process of learning at the same time a teacher or expert is delivering instruction. It can happen online, in person, or through some combination of both methods. Benefits: Synchronous learning helps when students ask questions in real-time, they build on one another's ideas and learn more quickly. When students learn together, it creates a sense of community and connection. Students are more engaged when they can see the others in their class learning as well. When students collaborate on projects, they become more invested in their work.