2020 will be remembered for the COVID 19 outbreak that changed the way we do business. It has also altered the ways we communicate and learn.
As a result, Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) has become the primary method to deliver consistent training for many organizations.
If your organization needs to quickly gain results, instructor-Led training (whether it is virtual or presidential) is the right choice. Indeed, 76% of companies in high-performing industries use instructor-led training, one of the most widely-used methods for corporate training and development.
People tend to learn best when concepts are conveyed in-person, immediately, and visually, and most of us comprehend abstract concepts better when we can interact and reflect at the same time.
Several studies have analyzed the impact of asynchronous and synchronous computer-mediated instruction media on perceived levels of social presence and found students who utilized synchronous communication methods (like VILT) reported a greater sense of social interaction and higher levels of social presence than did those who used asynchronous media.
To enhance the learning experience, Virtual Instructor-Led Training is many times complemented with online videos, resources, and collaboration tools that serve to acquire and reinforce specific knowledge; thus allowing more time during online seminars to engage participants in problem-solving, discussion, and group activities led by an instructor.
At Phoenix Consulting it is our primary focus to continue supporting our customers and partners as we all navigate these difficult times together. As companies strive to mitigate disruption and prepare for the new way forward, sustaining learning initiatives now can help ensure business continuity.
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