Benefits of Synchronous eLearning

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — October 20, 2021 — A pandemic has taught us online virtual education is a dependable option when physical presence gets hard to regulate. Synchronous virtual learning, aided by learning management systems (LMS) is simply an online training activity in which all learners are participating simultaneously.

One would think it is a fairly new concept. However, the masses have been indulging in synchronous learning, in a broad sense, since the internet came to be. 

Consuming content like how-to guides or some other video representations is synchronous learning. Any broadcast that was teaching you something like, how to put on a tie or, how to bake a cookie, is all an example of synchronous learning. 

Here are some benefits of synchronous virtual training:

Cost-effective

Traditional teaching methods required that all the students and teachers be present at the same place at the same time physically. With synchronous virtual training that is no longer important. This opens up many cost-saving opportunities.

Academic institutions no longer need to invest in the infrastructure for learning classrooms. Corporations don’t need to invest in large venues and accommodations for all participants. One can even offer more real-time training activities without the additional costs of travel. 

Additionally, the online format of virtual synchronous makes it easier to outreach learning programs and allow enrollment of a larger number of people without having to think of them being in close proximity. This not only makes the studies much more affordable and cost-effective for both domestic and international students, but a large number of enrollments also increases the Return on Investment (ROI).

Offers flexibility & freedom

The biggest advantage of virtual synchronous learning is that learners and instructors can meet in a single virtual environment regardless of where they are; all that they need is a computer or a mobile device that has access to the internet. This feature is very handy for those learners that are not able to travel to a school or university campus every day and of course, for employees who work remotely.

With physical barriers eliminated, learners have the flexibility to learn from anywhere in the world. Educational sessions with expert instructors from around the world can be easily arranged and conducted. Regardless of the location, learning and accessing the platform becomes very easy in real-time. 

The flexible nature of the platform also offers participants the opportunity to collaborate freely for better exchange of ideas and team building. 

Better feedback opportunities

Real-time learning experience gives a chance for immediate personal engagement between students and instructors which helps with consistent delivery of content and better knowledge retention as both the student and the instructor can give and take feedback in real-time. 

This allows them to correct mistakes right on the spot and get positive reinforcement on desirable performance as well. Similarly, the instructors can also reflect on the student choices and feedback, and adapt to their needs.  

Learner questions and doubts can be cleared faster and instructors can tweak their teaching methods that will better enhance students’ understanding of the material more quickly.

Interactive and engaging

Knowing that a guide is present when one may feel overwhelmed can drive learning capabilities. So when learners can interact with their instructors in real-time, they feel comfortable. It enables better coordination between the learner and the instructor, which helps learners grasp the course content faster.

Real-time virtual learning also makes it easier to have engagements with fellow learners. When students engage with the same learning material, at the same time, in the same online setting, more organic conversations unfold in real-time. Discussions and group activities can be easily incorporated into the study curriculum that can promote active participation as well. 

It’s easy interaction not only helps prevent miscommunication or misunderstanding through responsive exchanges between students and instructors.  But also, encourages deeper conversations on varying perspectives and understandings. 

Sense of community

Online discussions provide the audience with a platform to showcase their skills and participate in activities. Real-time presentations, training, conferences and other interactive learning experiences boost active participation.

When there is the presence of engagement and interaction, even if it may be through a computer screen, it is still strong enough to foster a sense of community. The many discussions and group activities promote collaboration and foster a sense of community. 

Especially in the corporate world, where effective teamwork among the distributed workforce is considered of especially high value, synchronous learning can help eLearning professionals develop significantly engaging online training courses 

Conclusion

Various synchronous virtual training software vendors can help set up the learning management system for a better learning experience. As with the growing technology, it is not a long shot to say that synchronous virtual training is the future of learning. 

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