26 minutes | Nov 11th 2020

Virtual Instructor-Led Training Best Practices

In the past few months, many instructors and trainers have had to adapt to a virtual world. Trainers who embrace virtual platforms and adapt the best have an advantage over those who don't. So, I thought it might be a good idea to cover a few Virtual Instructor-Led training best practices. So in this session, I'm going to cover a few tools and tips for virtual instructor-led training. In addition, I'll start with exactly what virtual instructor-led" training is and how it is different from other types of training.

What Is Virtual Instructor-Led Training?

To some of you, this definition may seem pretty obvious. However, there is a little confusion because people use different words and phrases to describe various online training types. Here are a few of these types of training along with synonyms that people use to describe them.

  • Virtual Instructor-Led Training: These are training sessions that are delivered live via a virtual meeting platform like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or GoTo Meeting.
  • Online Training: Online training sessions are typically prerecorded sessions that can be accessed on-demand.
  • Live Webinars: Webinars can be live and they can also be instructor-led. However, they are typically a one-sided delivery. Most often, when you view a webinar, the audience isn't really a part of the process. As a result, they are kind of a hybrid between the first two delivery types.

By the way, the tools and tips that I will cover can also work well for online training and webinar training as well. However, the focus here is on the live training that is interactive with the audience.

Virtual Instructor-Led Training Best Practices

Before you start to design your training session, you have to understand the difference between the different delivery methods. For instance, if a viewer can watch the video replay of your live session and get the same results, you may be missing out on some of the main value of the live session. The key difference is the interaction with the audience. So, if you are delivering a monologue to your live audience, you may want to make a few adjustments.

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