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What is the difference between online courses and live online classes

Course Management

With Electa Live LMS you can arrange both online courses and live online classes.

There is a major difference between these two however.


Online Courses (Asynchronous)

Online courses are delivered asynchronously where students learn on their own schedule (self-paced learning) without any real time instructor. The course content - lessons, prerecorded video lectures and tutorials, tests and quizzes, homework and assignments can be access by the students enrolled in the course at any time, as long as the course is active and available.

Live Online Classes (Synchronous)

Live online classes are synchronous events organized in a live virtual meeting room where students and teachers meet together to communicate with voice, video, whiteboard. Live online classes require students and instructors to be online at the same time. Meetings and lectures occur at the same hour. All attendees must be online and connected to the internet at that specific hour.

Some online courses may also contain live online classes or meetings as part of the course activities. During such live classes the students can meet their instructor live over the internet to discuss different topics or problems.



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