Several organizations have adopted virtual Instructor-led training as an ideal way to integrate with corporate training. The two main stakeholders - employees and the company- can benefit from this transition.
Better time management
Reduce overhead cost
But how effective and productive will the training be for your employees? How do I start developing effective online training?
Here are 6 ways to help you transition to VLT:
1. Set the learning objectives
What do you expect the end results to be from your learners?
What can the learners do after the ILT?
Focus on the goals and make them clear.
Simple and concise vocabulary.
Format your training program: do you want to save the questions for the end or emphasize active participation such as team exercise or quiz throughout?
2. Keep the training material relevant
If the learners don't see a relevant purpose, they will not want to attend which could lead waste of resources and poor performance.
Research your learners' demographic to personalize their training exercises.
Assess the age range, current skill level, educational background, learning styles, and training needs.
3. Encourage active participation through collaboration
Virtual learning doesn't have to be a sit and watch, instructors should have their employees work together to achieve the same objective to improve team building.
It could be through sharing ideas or coming up with a solution to work challenges via chats, polls, or breakout rooms.
This will also increase engagement and participation levels in your training session. As a result, boost productivity in the company.
4. Ways to add interactivities
Incorporate Q & A sessions throughout your training program to help engagement.
Practice role-playing different challenges at work.
This way it will prevent your learners to be distracted and have them follow along.
5. Reward good performance
Recognization is a great motivator to boost morale also it will create a continuous flow of engagement and activities for your employees to focus on.
Showing your appreciation will add value to their professional development and boost their contribution to your company's success.
6. Ensure mobile compatibility
Having your VLT user-friendly is essential.
The number of employees who have access to a mobile device is higher than a desktop.
Keep this in mind, when you are developing training content and features for your VLT.