Types of Web-Based Training
This type of training is most closely related to in-person training. Both include instructors and involve real-time interactions with learners. However, with synchronous web-based training, teaching and learning occur in different places. Synchronous learning includes online tutoring, lectures, peer meetings, webinars, and teleconferencing. Training can be delivered to multiple learners at a time who are not required to be in the same place.
The standard eLearning technique, as it allows for the most flexibility. Since the content is purely digital, learners can progress through training programs at their own convenience and pace. Elements of asynchronous training include eLearning courses, video tutorials, screencasts, readings, pre-recorded webinars, or any combination.
Both synchronous and asynchronous learning. For example, the first half of a course for massage therapists might contain theoretical knowledge, such as anatomy and physiology, while the second half might contain hands-on elements that require learners to physically demonstrate their technique. In this case, they can learn about anatomy and physiology asynchronously while synchronously demonstrating their hands-on skills to an instructor either online or face-to-face.
Benefits of Web-Based Training
Your employees – no matter where they’re located – have the luxury of learning at their own pace.
Say goodbye to having to shut down business operations once a year for annual training seminars. No more dealing with bills for employee travel costs and time. Most importantly, web-based training can easily be recycled, repurposed, or updated for new on-boarding and future training programs.
Higher Learning Potential
The learner-centered approach of web-based training increases interactivity and draws learners in. With asynchronous web-based training, your employees will have the time to think about and reflect on the questions and activities posed in training in greater depth.