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Are you intimidated by Virtual Instructor-led Training (vILT)? After reviewing Ardent’s best practices for vILT, you’ll leave your fears behind.
Whether you need to convert in-classroom material to a virtual format, or you plan to start from scratch with content, you should focus your effort into three main buckets:
Even the most basic vILT requires an explanation of available tools, potential disruptions, and session specifics. If you jump straight into content material, virtual learners will struggle to focus. Curiosity may lead to personal explorations of the platform and internal guessing games about class length.
Instead of skipping ahead, prepare the learner in three steps:
To ensure understanding of key lessons, you’ll need to intentionally consider your content delivery. Lengthy, boring, and poorly designed class content will lead to brain fog.
Test the clarity of your message with the following questions:
Once you solidify your content, you’ll want to carefully select a strong facilitator. The success of instructor-led training (in-person or virtual) rests firmly on this person’s shoulders.
As you consider candidates, keep these traits in mind:
After finding the right fit to facilitate your course, equip your instructor with a detailed script, pre-class rehearsal, and overview of virtual participants. Virtual instructor-led training doesn’t have to be complicated. Follow these best practices, and if you encounter any difficulties, reach out to an Ardent advisor.
Experience our consultative approach today by calling 585.454.1240 or schedule a meeting.
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