E-Learning today can be broken down into two separate learning methods: Asynchronous and Synchronous. Some organizations have a preferred learning method while others combine elements of both methods to increase engagement and promote a strong learning culture. Take a look at the differences between each e-Learning method as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each to help you implement an effective e-Learning system for your organization.
In order to create an engaging learning experience, the role of instructor is optional, but the role of learner is essential.” – Bernard Bull
“Synchronous” refers to training where both the participant and the instructor are meeting in real-time. This can either be in an online chat, a virtual classroom or video conferencing.
1.) Receive real-time responses
Participants can ask questions and receive immediate feedback from instructors. Not only is this incredibly important for the participant, but the instructor is alerted of any difficult material in a specific training course, allowing them to make changes and improve the course for future participants.