With the increase in virtual and remote work options, Virtual Instructor-Led Training(vILT) is quickly becoming a key component of any successful training strategy. As companies continue to grow globally, leaders will need to consider alternate training strategies that also work financially.
Recent studies have shown that organizations who actively pursue virtual training within virtual learning environments have a lower cost of training and higher workforce engagement.
There are important considerations when creating successful virtual training programs, such as gearing content development toward a virtual audience and training instructors to deliver training virtually. A standard instructor-led training course needs interactive elements to translate to the virtual space. A strong producer whose experience on multiple platforms facilitates smooth transitions in and out of breakout sessions.
The cost-savings, scalability and effectiveness of virtual training have made it a popular trend in the learning and development industry over the past few years. It’s likely that this trend will continue as the practice itself continues to expand and improve.
Virtual training typically offers multiple elements of media that traditional classroom instruction may not. There will be visual, audio, chatting and interaction elements, making the training more engaging and entertaining for learners.
Virtual training allows learners to use technology and pairs it with the convenience and comfort of accessing it from wherever works best for them. This combination, as well as a highly interactive environment, can greatly increase effectiveness.
Since virtual training does not require travel time and accommodations or physical materials, these eliminated costs add up to substantial savings for your learning and development budget.
Virtual training combines the power of instructor-led training with the engagement of eLearning. Not only do learners have the ability to interact in real-time with instructors, but also access to digital resources that can enhance their learning experience such as social media, online libraries and microlearning supplements.