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Interested in learning the tools and techniques of agile development, project management, or another of our areas? Maybe you simply have said you would get certified if only you had the time. Looking Glass Development has a solution for you. Our online Learning Management System (LMS) and course offerings provides one of the most advanced solutions available anywhere in the world. Our use of state-of-the-art video compression technology means you can easily participate in a course from anywhere in the world using your desktop, laptop, tablet, or even a mobile phone. We also provide live, instructor-led training for true synchronous training for those situations where your team needs to learn together and get immediate feedback from your instructor.

If these terms are unfamiliar to you don't worry. You are not alone. There is a ton of confusion out there about the different types of e-learning and when you should use each.

Synchronous Learning

Synchronous learning references learning where a group of students engaging in learning at the same time in a manner that allows them to communicate with each other and the instructor in real time or near real time. Electronic examples of synchronous technology types include videoconferencing, webcasts, and telephone conferences. Synchronous learning is most effective when there is a need to create a shared experience amongst a team. Often the shared experience is more important than the topic being taught.

Asynchronous Learning

Asynchronous learning is by far the more popular form of e-learning. This is because asynchronous learning can be carried out any time the student wants, even when the student is offline. This form of learning includes a wide range of coursework delivered electronically using tools such as the web, email or message board and online forums. Asynchronous learning affords learners the advantage of learning at their own pace without concern for others in the course. This form of learning is most effective when preparing for a certification exam where the ability to retake learning multiple times is extremely useful.

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