Computer-Based Training (CBT) and Web-Based Training (WBT) are among the most popular eLearning delivery methods. CBT is a form of education in which learners take training courses on the computer. CBT courses are typically packaged into a CD or DVD format, and are intended for asynchronous delivery. WBT courses, on the other hand, operate on the internet and are intended for both synchronous and asynchronous delivery.
WBT’s best feature is also one of its disadvantages. Not all countries are gifted with high-speed internet. People from Third World countries may find CBT programs a more convenient option. Installing software through a CDROM will be faster than waiting for a WBT program or page to load.
On the other hand, people with jobs that require them to go to other places will find WBT more useful and more convenient as they won’t need to bring their own PCs with them. WBT content can be accessed anywhere-even through personal portable devices, such as smartphones, laptops, and tablets. WBT is also useful because learners from different locations can share their thoughts and knowledge about a topic being presented in the course. Some skills, such as learning a new language, will be more effective if the learner actually has the opportunity to interact with other learners via chats or discussion boards.