If synchronous learning takes place at the same time, asynchronous learning refers to the opposite. The instructor, the learner, and other participants are not engaged in the learning process at the same time. There is no real-time interaction with other people.
The benefits of asynchronous learning
- Participants can learn in their own time and schedule
- Less work for trainers and HR managers
- Automated tasks reduce repetitive work such as giving online classes and grading exams
- Employees and customers spend less time in a classroom or amphitheater during work hours