Many organizations have been forced to rapidly provide Virtual Instructor-Led Training. Hit the ground running with these tips for turning your classroom courses into effective and engaging virtual learning experiences without sacrificing quality.
Tips For Creating Virtual Learning Experiences
These are unique and challenging times for all of us. With the added pressures due to COVID-19 restrictions, getting your people the information and training they need may seem daunting. The fortunate companies have robust Learning and Development (L&D) departments to help with the transition to virtual training. However, many companies do not have that luxury, and L&D departments may not have the bandwidth to respond to every piece of knowledge transfer required. We do not know how long these restrictions will last, but learning must continue. The following are simple steps—from development to facilitation—to help you create an effective and engaging virtual learning experience and to avoid a virtual brain dump.
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Are you trying to decide which modalities or delivery methods to use in your blended learning strategy? This article will help you choose the ones that work together seamlessly to meet your learning objectives and engage every learner.
Modality Ideas For Blended Learning
Many Instructional Designers have found that using only one modality or delivery method for a project isn’t effective. People have different learning preferences and it’s not as simple as “Cara prefers visual content, and Jose prefers hands-on practice.” The truth is: learners’ preferences change depending on the information or task they’re learning. How can you meet everyone’s needs, achieve objectives, and stay within budget? Savy Instructional Designers have turned to blended learning because it offers a more efficient learning experience and increased learner engagement, which leads to improved learner performance and measurable results.
If designed properly, blended learning is focused on giving learners more autonomy in how and when they are trained rather than following a strict schedule of activities. Blended learning is flexible, allowing the designer to revise and customize all or parts of the training as needed. Lastly, blended learning is more than just adding technology to classroom training. It builds a seamless learning experience using a variety of delivery methods to offer personalized training that helps them achieve learning objectives and business goals efficiently.