Prepared for Anand C. | Delivered April 17, 2020
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To prove the hypothesis that live learning experiences contribute more to worker productivity than asynchronous ones.
"Synchronous e-learning increases
arousal and motivation
, while asynchronous e-learning increases the ability to
Asynchronous and synchronous e-learning
Research indicates that a combination of "
asynchronous and synchronous
e-learning supports several ways for learners and teachers to exchange information, collaborate on work, and get to know each other".
traditional face-to-face class
sessions facilitate more in-depth discussions compared to asynchronous discussions.
Another study found that participants felt
interactive communication tools
in online learning would be beneficial to their learning. The participants also commented on the importance of
The same study also found that the participants preferred learning when an
was part of the training. They also found that they preferred to "learn in
groups alongside others
who perform the same role in their daily job."
Human interaction in a blended workplace learning (BWL) program was also "reported to be linked with more active
, higher cognitive engagement and stronger and more positive emotional engagement than where human interaction was absent."
For the initial hour, we tried identifying studies or reports that would help validate the hypothesis that live learning experiences contribute more to worker productivity than asynchronous ones.
We were mainly able to identify insights on how synchronous and synchronous e-learning
each other. Also, most of the available studies we came across appeared to focus more on asynchronous learning. However, we did find one study where participants felt that
was important to their learning.
Studies specific to the impact of live learning experiences or synchronous learning on worker productivity did not appear immediately available.
Our research indicates that more general insights or studies on the importance of human interaction in online learning programs are available, as well as insights on synchronous vs asynchronous learning. We can investigate these topics more if they are of interest.
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