Education Balancing Act: Asynchronous, Synchronous, and Blended Learning

Association eLearning

What do you think of when you hear the term eLearning? Maybe your mind jumps to webinars or interactive courses in a Learning Management System (LMS). There are many different types of eLearning, so it isn’t surprising that they can be divided into categories. Asynchronous refers to eLearning offerings you take on your own. Synchronous. Blended. Blended courses are a bit different because they’re not purely eLearning.

Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Communication: How to Use Both to Absolutely Dominate Remote Work

TechSmith Camtasia

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many of us were faced suddenly with working and learning from home. As an instructor, how can you ensure your students aren’t just getting the information they need, but also actually learning? What is synchronous communication?

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Blended Learning: What It Is, Why It Matters & How to Apply

learnWorlds

Blended learning is an educational approach that combines both traditional ways of teaching (e.g., If you are an educator interested in getting to know more about blended learning, you have come to the right place. What is Blended Learning in the Classroom?

Terms e-Learning Designers Should Know

Mindflash

e-Learning professionals have their own set of terms that are vital to know and understand. Below is a collection of some of the most important e-learning terms. e-Learning: e-Learning is a broad term used to describe learning that occurs through the use of electronic means, which can include web-conferencing, CD-ROM, and web-based training. E-Learning can be live or self-paced.

What is Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Learning and Why Should You Care?

Pract.us

Sometimes we learn together and sometimes we’re on our own pace. You may have heard people talk about synchronous and asynchronous learning before. The concepts have been around for decades in the educational theory world, but understanding the distinction can help managers and business owners tackle their real-world training challenges. What is Synchronous Learning? Synchronous learning refers to the traditional classroom we all know and love.

What is Blended Learning?

LearnUpon

Blended learning definition: Blended learning is the combination of traditional, face-to-face learning methods with technology-based, eLearning methods. At first, blended learning was defined as a mixture of offline and online learning. A better description of blended learning is now a blending of self-paced training and live training. The benefits of blended learning.

Switch to Blended Learning for Better Learning Outcomes

Hurix Digital

Instructors are now adopting different teaching methods to fit the learning styles, interests, and expectations of the learners. This is one of the reasons why Blended Learning is becoming the preferred teaching strategy for instructors and learners alike. The rising popularity of the concept is because of the fact that it effectively combines the advantages of traditional instruction mode with online learning methodologies. What is Blended Learning?

What is Blended Learning?

LearnUpon

Blended learning definition: Blended learning is the combination of traditional, face-to-face learning methods with technology-based, eLearning methods. At first, blended learning was defined as a mixture of offline and online learning. A better description of blended learning is now a blending of self-paced training and live training. The benefits of blended learning.

7 Steps to Designing Effective Blended Learning Courses

Hurix Digital

What is Blended Learning? Blended learning courses are a training delivery method that blends together online resources and opportunities with traditional classroom-based teaching methods. Blended learning offers the best of both worlds – on one hand, you benefit from a synchronous learning strategy, on the other hand, you also reap the fruits of asynchronous learning and learn at your own pace and convenience.

The Effective Blended Learning Strategy

TalentLMS

Blended learning is often mixed with Instructor Led learning programs. What’s the perfect blend? What do you blend anyway? Blended learning offers the best of both worlds. Not only do you benefit from the implementation of a synchronous learning strategy, but also you have the chance to benefit from “go at your own pace” techniques that are part of an asynchronous learning strategy. Tips blended learning developing courses

Switch to Blended Learning for Better Learning Outcomes

Hurix Digital

Instructors are now adopting different teaching methods to fit the learning styles, interests, and expectations of the learners. This is one of the reasons why Blended Learning is becoming the preferred teaching strategy for instructors and learners alike. The rising popularity of the concept is because of the fact that it effectively combines the advantages of traditional instruction mode with online learning methodologies. What is Blended Learning?

eLearning Glossary: Definitions for the Most Commonly Used Terms

Association eLearning

If you’re new to eLearning or online training, it can seem like you’re wading through alphabet soup with all the various anagrams and terminology used in this industry. Grab a spoon, and let’s dig in to the soup, with this eLearning glossary. eLearning -Also referred to as internet-based learning, web-based learning, and online learning is any training or education delivered via computer.

Make Learning An Experience. Blend It! | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Make Learning An Experience. Blend It! by Michael on March 7, 2011 in blended learning If you still believe that “classroom learning is the best learning” for your training and learning programs, I have some news for you. We make the learning experience as real to them as possible. We blend it.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points To Consider

Learnnovators

Having taken the world of higher education by storm (though not everyone will agree), MOOCs are all set to disrupt/re-invent workplace learning. Just as the advent of e-learning created a shift in training paradigms a couple of decades back, MOOCs are set to create another shift today. With the rise of MOOCs, we are also likely to see social, collaborative learning take root in organizations. Workplace training – Yahoo!

10 Must-Read Articles About Blended Learning

TalentLMS

Asynchronous and synchronous learning mixed together? That’s blended learning. Not so new concept of blending different teaching techniques is getting more and more popular in scholar education and in workplace training. Although some experts claim that we all use blended learning and don’t even know it, we surely can do it better and more effectively. There are also real life case studies of implementing blended learning.

The Effective Blended Learning Strategy

TalentLMS

Blended learning is often mixed with Instructor Led learning programs. What’s the perfect blend? What do you blend anyway? Blended learning offers the best of both worlds. Not only do you benefit from the implementation of a synchronous learning strategy, but also you have the chance to benefit from “go at your own pace” techniques that are part of an asynchronous learning strategy. Tips blended learning developing courses

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

Learnnovators

@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. Corporate Learning will be transformed and will take on more importance wrote Josh Bersin in his HR predictions for 2015. There is an urgent need to re-imagine workplace learning for the networked world.

Blending is a continuum

Clive on Learning

Sometimes it seems that the more you think about blended solutions, the harder it is to define what is and what is not blended. This decision is complicated by the fact that there are so many aspects of an solution that you can choose to blend: Learning methods: You can blend the educational and training strategies that you use (exposition, instruction, guided discovery, exploration). You can blend between asynchronous media and synchronous media.

MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 1: SOME POINTS TO CONSIDER

Learnnovators

Having taken the world of higher education by storm (though not everyone will agree), MOOCs are all set to disrupt/re-invent workplace learning. Just as the advent of e-learning created a shift in training paradigms a couple of decades back, MOOCs are set to create another shift today. With the rise of MOOCs, we are also likely to see social, collaborative learning take root in organizations. Workplace training – Yahoo!

24 Virtual Training Best Practices to Follow When Shifting to Remote Learning

EI Design

If this is the first time you are moving to Virtual Training or you are looking at rapid acceleration of your ILT to a virtual mode, read on! In this article, I share 24 best practices as you shift from classroom training to a remote learning mode. Blended mode.

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MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 2: DESIGNING A MOOC

Learnnovators

@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. Corporate Learning will be transformed and will take on more importance wrote Josh Bersin in his HR predictions for 2015. There is an urgent need to re-imagine workplace learning for the networked world.

Training a Remote Workforce via eLearning: Challenges and Options

ScholarLMS

Managing training needs of remote workers is a responsibility that employers have tried to address to a fair extent. As the number of on-site and out-of-office roles has been somewhat limited when compared to in-house employees, companies usually handled their training on a need based system.

What is an eLearning Authoring Tool? What is the Best eLearning Authoring Software?

Pinlearn

If you are new to the eLearning sphere, you must be confused about numerous eLearning authoring tools available in the market. In this article, we will learn everything about these software solutions and understand how an authoring tool works in eLearning. In the context of eLearning software solutions, the term ‘authoring tool’ refers to a software solution you can use to create Digital Learning Content. eLearning authoring tool.

10 Computer based training tools

Ed App

It is no secret that eLearning is a viable way to save money and promote greater success. Some companies found that every dollar spent on eLearning is multiplied by thirty in terms of productivity. For example, IBM recently reported saving $200 million after switching to e-learning.

AARs, Innovation, & Blended Learning

Big Dog, Little Dog

The point of routine AARs is to capture lessons learned from each project, find ways to improve future performance, implement those improvements in your own area, and transfer the lessons to other parts of your organization. Blended Delivery: Mixing Modalities - Chief Learning Officer. Blended learning used to refer to the different teaching styles used inside the classroom. After-action Reviews - Kent Blumberg.

ILT vs. VILT vs. eLearning vs. Video Learning: Traditional or Digital Learning

Roundtable Learning

When you take inventory of modern learning solutions, you can’t ignore the digital divide. There’s the tried-and-true in-person instructor-led training (ILT). As a learning professional, you’ve probably seen or heard of these training options. eLearning.

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List of e-Learning Job Descriptions

Vignettes Learning

One of the toughest challenges in running an e-learning project is finding the right talent and ensuring they fit into the roles and expectations of the team. To promote innovation in the use of e-Learning/ILT benefit learning, teaching and research throughout the curriculum. To enable and support all staff in the training and business curriculum changes needed to utilize new technologies and learning materials.

What is Asynchronous Learning? Less Than 100 Words

Roundtable Learning

Ready to learn more about Asynchronous Learning? Let’s dive into what asynchronous learning is, how it differs from synchronous learning, and its benefits and disadvantages. . What is Asynchronous Learning? Asynchronous Learning is a learning style that is generally self-directed with no instructor or classmate involvement. This learning style refers to a group of learners who learn by themselves and work at their own pace on their own time.

eLearning vs. ILT: What’s Better For Me?

Roundtable Learning

ILT, eLearning, and virtual classrooms, oh my! . But, if you’ve had to choose between eLearning or instructor-led training (ILT), you’ve probably felt overwhelmed, just like Dorothy did while traveling the Yellow Brick Road. Fortunately, you can overcome any feelings of trepidation that surface when choosing one training solution or another. What Is eLearning? You can offer downloadable eLearning , so learners can access it offline.

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What is eLearning? Everything You Need To Know

Roundtable Learning

Think about the last time you learned something new; whether it was a new computer program, onboarding at a new company or taking a new class. More likely than not, you used some kind of eLearning tool to facilitate your learning experience. eLearning is not only a growing trend, but it has quickly become a staple in the learning and development space. Whether it’s used on its own or in conjunction with traditional learning practices. Blended Learning.

Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training by Jim on May 3, 2011 in social learning A continuing theme among my blog posts has been the difficulty of demonstrating the ROI of social learning initiatives. will increasingly have a role in all facets of modern business, and particularly modern business learning.

Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have

Learnnovators

A bit more conscious thinking behind why, when and how we use these platforms can transform our daily meandering interactions into purposeful habits around learning, sharing and community building. This thought was triggered by David Kelly’s presentation – Social Media, Social Learning, and Curation where he highlights the role each of the social tools/platform can play in our sharing and learning.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 1: Some Points to Consider

ID Reflections

Having taken the world of higher education by storm (though not everyone will agree), MOOCs are all set to disrupt/re-invent workplace learning. I have been writing about MOOCs in the space of corporate learning for some time now. They can be “semi-synchronous”: MOOCs can have a blend of modalities from videos and podcasts to reference links to blogs and articles, excerpts from books, whitepapers and so on. MOOC social learning Workplace Learning

Virtual Classroom 101: How To Preserve Knowledge Retention

Roundtable Learning

Switching to a virtual classroom from classroom-based instructor-led training (ILT) may change the learning experience, but it doesn’t have to negatively impact the learning outcomes. Doing so starts with learning about the obstacles to learning that are inherent in the virtual classroom. What Are Instructor-Led Trainings And Virtual Classrooms? First, let’s clarify the modalities (modes of delivering training) we’re talking about.

12 Microlearning Myths and Why They’re Wrong

Capytech

Each burst of content is focused on a specific learning outcome, with each burst coming together collectively to make the whole. It’s popular with a lot of professionals involved in corporate training, but there are also many myths about microlearning that have developed over recent years. The term chunking is often used when referring to microlearning. In addition, each chunk should be self-contained and should focus on a learning objective. e-learning

Top 4 Tips For Adult Learning Theory You Need To Know

Roundtable Learning

Andragogy is a learning theory that describes qualities adults prefer in their learning experiences. Instructional designers use these qualities as strategies to develop training programs that resonate with adult learners and drive sustained behavior change. .

Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? As support, Anderson provides examples in which exceptional performers (elite dancers, TED Conference speakers), learn from their counterparts around the world by watching them online. But why is video so much more effective at accelerating innovation than, say, print – or even eLearning?