Journal of Engineering Education Transformations

Journal of Engineering Education Transformations

Year: 2022, Volume: 35, Issue: 3, Pages: 70-81

Original Article

Developing synchronous and asynchronous online learning models for engineering college students in India: A grounded theory approach


Abstract: The Covid 19 pandemic lockdown in India led the education to move from classroom learning to online learning. This created the need for online learning pedagogies. The current study focuses on developing synchronous and asynchronous models of online learning for engineering students. The data for the current study was collected through interviews of engineering students of different specializations. Transcription of interviews were prepared and subjected to three levels of coding i.e. open coding, axial coding and selective coding in order to prepare concepts. The concepts were then integrated into a model using grounded theory approach. The finding indicate that synchronous mode leads to group learning, peer learning, learning through simulation and effective learning. The asynchronous mode leads to reinforcement based learning.

Key words: online learning, engineering, India, synchronous, asynchronous


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