Synchronous sessions can help the students by making the online course more human and more interactive since they don’t have much interaction. It helps the students by getting answers or clarification in real time rather than waiting for an email to be answered. Also the students can interact with other members of the course and they can exchange ideas and facts about the topic or the course. In this sessions not only is interaction and humanization happening but also learning is occurring because the students as well as the teacher is learning from the students and vice versa.
Adobe Connect and GOTO Meeting are the easiest systems and most user friendly systems to use when setting up for interactive sessions with the students. Before setting up the sessions, train the students on how to use them, set rules for the sessions, have a practice session with the students so they can become familiar with the system, and maintain control of the session by asking questions in which the students can interact with each other and you.