Asynchronous learning: challenges, opportunities, and best practices

The traditional picture of a training session has long gone. Employees aren’t necessarily packed in a meeting room while an instructor is going through some slides. Now, most companies rely on asynchronous learning for their teams.

Those companies that hadn’t already adopted virtual training were forced to do so after the pandemic outbreak. Regardless of industry, most companies have chosen to switch to online training to ensure their employees keep up with the information and skills they need to excel at their work.

However, not all online training is the same, and one of the key differences is whether it involves synchronous or asynchronous learning. Choosing a particular learning style for your employees largely depends on their needs and the desired outcome. In order to evaluate which option is better, we must first understand two key things: What asynchronous learning is and what the differences between synchronous and asynchronous learning are.

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