Types Of E Learning Synchronous And Asynchronous

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Through research I have learned that “there are two types of e-learning synchronous and asynchronous. Synchronous referring to a specific hour where both parties meet for the course. Asynchronous is using computer sources for course material and contact with instructor is done through online programs” (Bubatu). Synchronous it the type of training one would expect from a traditional classroom training. However, today’s traditional classroom training also incorporates e-learning tools. Whether the instructor is using a power point presentation, video, or material found on a website, it’s important to recognize that technology has become very important for classroom training. Besides my high school years, I have yet to see an educator teach with only a book in hand. As technology changes, so does asynchronous training. Newer methods of online training become available every day. E-Learning has been around for decades. Knowing that e-learning is constantly changing before our eyes, let’s look at how e-learning has evolved over time. According to Nicoleta Florea, “There are three generations of e-learning. First generation referring to print based correspondence. Second generation refers to the use of multimedia an instructor available. Third generation is training done by individuals/teams with little to no guidance from an educator”. First generation training was successful but obviously had its downfalls. Print based training gave individuals access to training but no one to
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