In-person learning is any form of instructional interaction that occurs “in person” and in real time between teachers and students or among colleagues and peers. Before the advent of audio, video, and internet technologies that allowed people to interact from different locations and at different times, all instructional interactions occurred, by necessity, in the same place and at the same time. The term is therefore a retronym that arose in response to technology-enabled forms of instruction—specifically,various forms of asynchronous and synchronous learning.
For a related discussion, see blended learning.
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