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The Virtual Training Guidebook

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The Virtual Training Guidebook

How to Design, Deliver, and Implement Live Online Learning

ASTD Publications,

15 mins. de lectura
10 ideas fundamentales
Audio y Texto

¿De qué se trata?

Virtual training offers many advantages, including cost savings, but your course must fully engage your online students.

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Virtual training offers many advantages for corporate learning. Companies don’t need to fly their trainees to a central location or pay travel expenses. Employees attend class at their desks with little loss of productivity. Their computers are their classrooms. Virtual training has an undeservedly poor reputation among some corporate learning officers who consider it boring and ineffective. Author and training professional Cindy Huggett disagrees. She explains how to plan, design and implement a virtual training program that will be a credit to your organization, and enable you to impart worthy and lasting knowledge to your employees. getAbstract recommends her excellent A-to-Z guide to training professionals seeking to learn about or establish engrossing, educational virtual training programs.


High-Tech Corporate Training

The use of virtual training is expanding rapidly, even though many people – at least initially – dislike it. Some have experienced high-tech glitches during online sessions. Others suffered through dull online lectures about mundane topics. Many people confuse virtual training with webinars – passive affairs that leave participants reading their emails or tending to other business during interminable one-way sessions. Virtual training is not webinar training, webcasts, online presentations or video conferencing. It is not blended learning, though it can be part of a blended-learning program. Virtual training is:

  • Highly interactive – Participants acquire educational content, use virtual tools and interact with the facilitator.
  • Synchronous – Everyone in the same learning session participates at the same time.
  • Instructor-led – The facilitator is in charge.
  • Defined learning objectives – Virtual training goals are highly specific.
  • Available anywhere – “Geographically dispersed participants” need only a computer and a web connection.
  • Web-based – ...

About the Author

Cindy Huggett, CPLP, is a consultant, speaker, instructional designer, classroom facilitator and author. She specializes in workplace training and development.

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