As we all adapt to the challenges of COVID-19, we’re eager to assist organizations around the world implement and facilitate virtual training.
We’ve seen dozens of organizations expand their virtual training programs. Others, new to the virtual setting, are onboarding our solutions now.
Virtual training is very useful for many reasons. A few are obvious:
The eLearning Guild found that 88% of trainers believe virtual training can be as good if not better than traditional training in the classroom setting.
While the benefits are clear, making the transition to virtual training can feel daunting. Even experienced trainers will face uncertainties.
Here, we want to share resources available to you – FOR FREE – that offer instruction and guidance for getting virtual classroom training up and running.
Moving training into the virtual settings doesn’t have to be hard. But it does require you to consider several important factors.
Here are some of the common challenges we’ve seen our customers experience:
These hurdles can be overcome in a number of ways. The most important, though, is to ensure you have the right plan in place.
Our resident expert, David Smith, came up with a 6 step process to prepare for virtual training.
To get a more in-depth look at these 6 steps, consider downloading our FREE eBook, “Move Your Training Online in 6 Steps.”
Half of the battle of virtual training is getting your internal team prepared. Inherently, in-person training makes it easier to gauge audience interest and attention. How effective will your trainers be if they are uncertain how to do so in the virtual setting?
Once you’re ready to commit to virtual training, getting your team prepped should be a primary goal.
It’s an often-made mistake to assume platform training alone will prepare folks to deliver virtually. This type of training IS important. But virtual training requires people develop the right mindset to accompany their toolset. (That’s why we offer a training program to help people develop the right mindset. It’s called Virtual Classroom Essentials.)
The key is to plan, prepare, and practice. Here are 8 tips that can get you started:
For more ideas, download our free eBook, “Turning Classroom Trainers into Online Facilitators.” We cover three ways to drive interactions; how to best “Plan, Prepare, & Practice;” and general reminders about what factors impact audience engagement.
As we noted above, many trainers believe virtual training can be as effective as face-to-face. It’s all about getting the interactions right.
Virtual classrooms offer plenty of tools for driving interactions. It’s on trainers to make the most of these tools to drive engagement. There are three types of interactions we should always consider:
Get your virtual training ready to take over for in-person with our most loved eBook, “5 Ways to Make Virtual Training as Effective as Face-to-Face.”
Moving to virtual training is within reach! We’re eager to support you along the way.
If you’d like to learn more about how MeetingOne is serving business continuity needs, check out our resource page.
If you haven’t already, be sure to join our upcoming webinar. It is sure to help you take the necessary steps to prepare for virtual training.
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