It’s no secret – how we design and deliver training is changing.
Traditionally, training events were designed for in-person, instructor-led training (ILT) delivery – just as most of us were taught in school.
But technological advancements continue to expand the instructional possibilities beyond the in-person classroom.
Today, training events are often designed from the beginning with virtualized delivery in mind.
And it can make sense – reduced travel requirements and their associated costs.
But only if the virtualized design doesn’t reduce your learners’ ability to internalize, retain and apply their new information.
And what about the investment in your existing training catalog… is that lost?
Well, it is possible to convert your in-person ILT into virtualized ILT (VILT). And many companies have already started that process.
More often than not, the course developers take the existing training course and simply loads it into the client’s virtualized learning technology platform.
Sometimes because they don’t know any better. Sometimes because it’s the cheapest.
Unfortunately, this fails to account for how virtualized learning differs from in-person learning.
And it rarely, if ever, incorporates cognitive research that can use technology advancements to increase learner knowledge retention while shifting to VILT.
Because many of our clients’ learners are geographically dispersed, we’ve been integrating virtualized instructional strategies since the turn of the century.
And we’ve been following the cognitive research for almost as long.
Now, we’re seeing technology-based VILT capabilities catch up with strategies we’ve been formulating that integrate adult learning principles AND cognitive research.
Cost-effective, high-impact VILT training that’s within everyone’s reach – even yours.
But the key is NOT to just port your existing in-person ILT training into a virtualized learning platform.
Instead, take the time to revisit your training’s design and make the often-minor adjustments necessary to maintain learner engagement.
And if possible, integrate new cognitive research – so your new VILT can actually increases learner retention from the existing in-person ILT format.
We’d be happy to discuss how you can turn the challenge of course conversion into an opportunity to improve your trainings’ effectiveness.
Just contact us today to schedule your complimentary, no-obligation consultation.