If the thought of virtual training conjures images of dull videos and scripted lessons, think again. Unlike the passive learning approaches of yesteryear, the most engaging learning experiences today use live-streaming platforms to re-create the classroom virtually. To enjoy a great virtual training experience, all you need to do is prepare properly, so you're ready to learn.
Virtual training programs offer a variety of features, and the best combination for you depends on your learning style and professional needs. With live, synchronous training, you interact with instructors who can see and communicate with you in real time. Some programs offer another layer of learning support from team members who monitor chat panels and instant messaging to answer questions, share resources, and troubleshoot problems whenever the instructor is busy teaching.
In addition to two-way communications, the more interactive virtual training experiences incorporate collaboration and networking activities. Modern platforms make breakout sessions easy, so you can “leave the room” to work on activities privately with classmates throughout the session. Sharing screens and materials among instructors and participants makes collaborating more like in-person environments too. And to mix things up, live polling, contests, quizzing, presentations, games and activities are just some of the ways you can stay engaged and connected with classmates.
Perhaps nothing can compete with the sense of connectedness you get from the best in-person training programs. But virtual training does offer many ways to help you connect personally and professionally with peers. Online polling, virtual chat, and live virtual discussion forums are great ways to share insights, solicit advice about specific issues and projects, enhance new skills, and develop your professional network.
No matter the potential for success, you must do your part to achieve it. To make the most of your virtual training investment, it is essential to prepare effectively:
While the world is changing, our commitment to creating unforgettable experiences has not changed. Our Virtual, Instructor-Led Training Programs teach the same learning objectives as our traditional in-class programs, including the Prosci Methodology and ADKAR Model. Contact us to learn more about all of our virtual training programs. And prepare to get the most out of your virtual training experience.
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