How Do Live Classes, Taped Classes, and Webinars Differ?

How Do Live Classes, Taped Classes, and Webinars Differ?

If you’re interested in online career coaching sessions, how can you decide whether to choose live or taped classes—or webinars? Understanding the difference will help you select courses based on your needs and learning style.

Live classes

Live classes are web-based training programs with a facilitator or instructor who uses a variety of tools or technology for teaching purposes.

  • Web-based training
  • Live
  • Paid
  • Interactive - You and the facilitator can see each other, talk with one another, and ask questions using the video and microphone on your computer, laptop, or mobile device.
  • Varying length - Subsequent classes related to the same subject may follow

Taped classes

Taped classes are high-quality video recordings. The format varies depending on the facilitator but can include audio, video, or charts.

  • Web-based training
  • Pre-recorded
  • Paid or free
  • Not interactive
  • Varying length


Webinars are usually live and include one or more facilitators who use include videos, charts, or demonstrations in training.

  • Web-based training
  • Often interactive with the ability to ask questions through a chat box or the microphone on your computer, laptop, or mobile device
  • Initially live, but often accessible later as a recording
  • Generally free
  • Usually lasts an hour or two

Live career-coaching classes

Terawatt offers live, group career-coaching classes. They are a convenient and affordable alternative to one-on-one coaching sessions. Visit our Coaches page to learn more about their expertise and courses, and read their reviews.

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