Virtual Classrooms: Leveraging Technology For Impact

by ATD (Association for Talent Development)

This eBook investigates key questions around virtual classroom training to provide benchmarking data and highlight best practices. It draws upon a sample of talent development professionals from 434 organizations. Of these, 40 percent reported performing well across several key business areas and having talent development functions that made strong contributions to organizational
performance. Discover what makes highly effective organizations stand apart from the rest and how virtual classroom practices connect to real-world performance.

Key Chapters

  1. Executive Summary

    Almost all organizations that participated in this research—98 percent—used virtual classrooms to deliver at least some training to their employees as of early 2021.

  2. Key Findings

    This section shares key facts about participants in the research, including the percentage of formal learning hours they deliver as virtual classroom training. It also covers virtual classroom uses, drivers, and barriers.

  3. Conclusion And Recommendations

    Many organizations turned to virtual classroom training as a core capability for talent development in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, drivers for using virtual training other than the pandemic suggest the medium will likely remain highly important for the foreseeable future. Find out what the research revealed and how you can leverage virtual classrooms in your strategy.

Nearly three-quarters of organizations (73 percent) cited the need to serve a geographically dispersed workforce as a top motivator of virtual classroom training use.

This eBook sheds light on how the COVID crisis impacted virtual training, as well as insights to help you maximize modern tech to improve performance.

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Christopher Pappas
Founder of eLearning Industry, Inc.