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A Guide

Types of eLearning (Video)

Synchronous and asynchronous learning are two methods of eLearning that serve different purposes. Synchronous learning involves participants engaging in real-time communication with instructors and other learners, such as through video conferencing or online forums. Asynchronous learning, on the other hand, does not require live interaction, allowing participants to work at their own pace and complete tasks whenever they can. It is important for course creators to understand the advantages and disadvantages of both approaches in order to create an effective elearning environment that meets the needs of their learners. For many newcomers to eLearning, there is a fallacy that elearning is purely asynchronous. For many their references are training courses access through Massive Open Online Courses or MOOC’s, such as LinkedIn Learning and Coursera. The perception creates a digital disconnect between synchronous and asynchronous learning. For many this also results in eLearning being perceived as a threat to their training function and role within it. This is however far from the truth, and this article and video will highlight the importance of a comprehensive online learning strategy.

Synchronous learning application

Synchronous learning is an important component of eLearning, as it allows participants to interact with the instructor and other learners in real-time. The teacher can use video conferencing, instant messaging, or other multimedia tools to share knowledge and provide feedback to learners on their progress. Synchronous learning also facilitates collaboration between learners, allowing them to brainstorm ideas, ask questions, and discuss complex topics in a virtual environment. By engaging in synchronous learning activities, students can gain a better understanding of the material being presented and increase their chances of success.

Asynchronous learning application

Asynchronous learning is a great way to provide learners with the flexibility of self-paced learning. It can be used for online courses, tutorials, and activities that don’t require a live interaction between the instructor and learners. With asynchronous learning, course creators can create engaging materials without having to worry about coordinating schedules or managing a large group of participants. Learners can learn at their own pace and complete tasks whenever they are able, allowing them to fit the elearning experience into their own lives.

eLearning comes in a multitude of different styles, models and delivery. In this video clip, we discuss the differences between Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning and how this applies to Blended Learning. 

Elearning is truly taking the world by storm, and is constantly developing and innovating as its application is becoming global. With each new development there are a slew of new challenges and opportunities to take advantage of to push our training and skills development to new heights!

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Sound Idea Digital is a Content Production and Systems Development Agency based in Pretoria, Johannesburg and Cape Town South Africa. Sound Idea was started by Francois Karstel and has been in business for over 29 years. Our team has travelled Africa, the UK and Europe extensively. Our foreign clients enjoy highly competitive rates due to the fluctuating exchange rates.

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