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Introducing virtual classrooms to your organisation: A three-step process
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Did you know, millennials are forecast to make up 35% of the global workforce by 2020?1

Whether you knew or not, this statistic should provide a kick-start to help transform your workplace training throughout 2019.

This time next year over a third of your people will expect their workplace learning to be delivered online. Making the change from traditional training-based courses to a modern alternative need not be a daunting task, even with so many possible solutions to adopt to help bridge the face-to-face/digital gap.

What may prove troublesome, is the other 65% of your workforce hindering the adoption process because they don’t see the benefits of digital learning. Throw in a risk-averse company culture that isn’t pro-active towards change, particularly “going digital”, and you may have a mountain to climb...

One of the easiest and cost-effective digital learning solutions to implement within any organisation is an online meeting space to gather multiple teams, present and deliver effective workplace training.
A virtual classroom is a digital environment that allows for live, collaborative and interactive learning, facilitated by an online trainer. Forward-thinking organisations across sectors are adopting virtual classrooms for many learning purposes – management training and skills improvement, onboarding and inductions, new systems training and more.

Here is our three-step process as a guide to help you introduce virtual classrooms to your organisation:

1. Help others see the benefit of digital learning

Introducing the idea of a virtual classroom to a risk-opposed organisation can be a challenge. With any change it is best practice to involve people from the very beginning – early buy-in is your first step.

2. Run a trial session

Start with a small, select group and deliver a trial session to create engagement and present the technology. Online features such as quizzes, polls and live chat simulate the experience of face-to-face training. Interactive whiteboards replicate the use of flipcharts with attendees writing live on screen. Participants can also be grouped in separate virtual rooms for focused, collaborative activities.

3. Engage with key stakeholders

Once you’ve scheduled your trial, involve your in-house training team to help in the design and delivery of the session. This is a great way of showcasing what can be achieved and how it can be done.

Drop us a line if you’d like to find out more.

Contact LiveTime Learning

1https://www.ft.com/content/f81ac17a-68ae-11e8-b6eb-4acfcfb08c11


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