Education has seen a significant change since the introduction of technology. Learning and development (L&D), which includes classes in the form of a classroom, and self-paced online learning methods, has changed to accommodate various styles and preferences for learning. Live learning online is one method that offers students a more interactive and social learning experience for learners. It is important to know the differences between this approach as opposed to the more traditional pre-recorded online course format before making a decision on which one is the best for your business.

What is live learning?

Live learning online, as the name suggests is a virtual learning experience which allows students to interact in real-time with their instructors and fellow students through a videoconferencing software such as Zoom. Live classes differ from other online learning methods because they emphasize real-time communication with students and instructors. This lets learners solve any questions and encourages an understanding of content.

In order to maximize the effectiveness of a live class, it is recommended to structure the sessions according to the objectives and goals of their overall course design. For instance, instructors should ensure that the activities in each Live Session add value to the pre-recorded or assigned readings by clarifying, elaborating and applying and debating them.

Students in a live class can build closer bonds with their peers and instructors through group discussions and collaborations, which help them stay engaged throughout the course. This is particularly important for subjects that require a lot of interaction and understanding, like math, chemistry, Arabic or Russian.