Tips to have better virtual instructor led training
The virtual instructor-led training method is getting quite popular ever since the Covid-19 pandemic happened.
There has been a huge rise in the number of employees who started working remotely since the beginning of the year. Before 2020, started 4 million people were working from home. However, this year saw a drastic change in the figure. Now, 88% of companies have employees working from home. So, there is an urgent need for virtual instructor-led training programs for companies to train their employees.
But what are the tips that can make such VILT programs successful:
- Prepare learners for the class:
- Check your technology:
- Get help from a moderator:
For the online training of your employees, it is better to inform them prior in time. This way, they are prepared on what to expect from the class. You can also inform them about online manners to be followed during the class.
You can expect them to browse through some training material so that they are ready for the class. This way, more useful discussions can take place when the trainer is online in a VILT class.
It’s also important to check your technology so that you don’t face any problems during the VILT class. Any interruptions in the class can cause a lot of commotion for the learners. You must test the technology before anything undesirable happens. So, take some trial classes before the actual class happens.
You should get help from a moderator to easily manage the class. It’s because the slides need to be handled carefully. Apart from making the slides proceed one after the other through a projector, the moderator can also handle the comments.
The moderator can be the Man Friday for the trainer because he ensures that all the comments in the participants’ chats are read and answered if relevant. He also ensures that the internet connection is stable during the class.
So, an instructor can make sure that the training is imparted effectively with the aid of a moderator.
- Have plans to avoid distraction:
The instructor can easily manage the learners in an offline classroom. But, there can be a lot of commotions that can happen in an online class. So, make sure that you have a list of such distractions. There can be unrelated questions asked from you. Hence, you must be ready to answer them. Questions that will require a lot of time to get answered can also be asked. Make sure you are ready to tackle them.
- Add visual elements:
It’s important to have visual elements during the presentation. Adding such elements is necessary so that the learners don’t get distracted. Having video content is also necessary to have better customer engagement. But don’t use too many visuals as they ensure that the learner’s attention wanders off.
There is going to be more remote learning in the future. So, it’s better to have proper training plans to be able to deliver training across the globe.