Continuous Improvement For Virtual Training In Today's Business Climate

by Adobe Connect

Four global L&D trailblazers discuss how COVID-19 influenced their training approaches in 2020, how much of the ‘new’ will be here for good and why, and their predictions for the future of training in 2021 and beyond. Download the eBook to unlock the secrets of continuous improvement for virtual training to take on post-pandemic challenges.

Key Chapters

  1. Introduction

    L&D professionals who turned to virtual training in 2020 out of necessity want to know how to best leverage it moving forward. What follows are four thought-provoking essays with practical suggestions and best practices for continous improvement in virtual training, as well as extensive resources for learning professionals who want to dive deeper.

  2. Adapting to an accelerated development schedule

    Joanne Astorga, Chief LX Specialist, GEVC experienced two converse challenges: a slowdown with large organizations, and a warp-speed acceleration with post-secondary institutions. To continue to serve its students , it was crucial to adapt face-toface instructor-led courses to a virtual and online format in time for the spring-summer semester. How did we adapt to such an accelerated development schedule? By using a hybrid VILT model.

  3. There was little choice about going to VILT

    Jo Cook, Director, Lightbulb Moment felt that her clients had varying issues—some needed to convert their currently planned face-to-face sessions to deliver in a live online platform; others had new training initiatives that needed to be run, again in a different way from what they were used to. We offer a free live online learning facilitator guide template that helps people design interaction every few minutes with a variety of the platform tools.

  4. The live, online training trend is here to stay

    Melissa Grey Satterfield, Director/Master Trainer, Langevin Learning Services , shares four job aids that will assist in converting existing ILT workshops to performance-based virtual classroom training: Course Audit Worksheet, Critical Design Constraints Worksheet, Course Engagement Validation Checklist, and Establish a Delivery Plan Worksheet.

  5. The mainstreaming of online learning in a challenging year

    Mark Weingarten, eLearning Developer, Instructional Designer, and Consultant, Mindstream eLearning explains the difference between synchronous and asynchronous learning. As 2020 has pushed more employees and students online than ever before, the time has come for learning analytics to grow up, and the timing couldn’t be better. The new xAPI standard is starting to gain traction, and eLearning authoring tools are starting to incorporate xAPI statements into their software, minimizing the amount of coding required by an eLearning developer. This will allow a learner’s activities on a variety of platforms to be recorded and stored in a single repository

Use Dr. Will Thalheimer’s ELRA (Engage-Learn-Remember-Act) model to plan and deliver your VILT sessions. There are many instructional design models out there; we’ve found this one to be the simplest and most effective to incorporate into our work.

This eBook offers an inside look at how L&D pros handled COVID-related challenges and the path virtual training will take in the New Normal. It's a must read for HR and talent development professionals who want to know what the future holds for continuous improvement in the L&D sphere.

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Christopher Pappas
Founder of eLearning Industry, Inc.