As we navigate the shift from in-person workshops and sales training to virtual instructor-led training, there are many challenges to overcome as we forge ahead.
In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, we’re no longer shifting toward digital at a comfortable pace — we’re careening toward a new normal that demands we act now and act fast.
It is likely there will be some permanent changes in how we live our lives after this crisis passes. It is too early to know the effect on training moving forward, but it is not hard to imagine adopting more remote technology to meet learners' needs.
Whenever the new normal arrives, those multi-day events at a convention center may still be a worthwhile endeavor and a vehicle for training a group en masse. But right now, there’s nothing optional about remote training delivery.
Virtual training has enormous potential for organizations and learners alike, by reaching learners wherever they’re located, eliminating training travel costs and providing learning engagement techniques that may not be capable in a physical classroom.
Remote training is at the forefront of every L&D professional’s mind as the global COVID-19 pandemic thrust remote working into the spotlight. However, this crisis has merely accelerated a process that was going to happen anyway.
Most of the world is moving corporate training online due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, it’s important to remember that you cannot accomplish this migration by merely moving classroom content online.
Delivering training virtually has always presented the potential for distractions — whether by a smartphone or a neighbor walking his or her dog on the sidewalk outside. These distractions are compounded and heightened amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Many, if not most, organizations had implemented remote work policies in light of the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, many training managers were working to convert their in-person courses and programs into virtual training.