Some research has been released by the Institute for Corporate Productivity in the US, about virtual classroom training.
A write up by Tom Stone (co-author of Interact & Engage!: 50 Activities for Virtual Training, Meetings, and Webinars) highlights some interesting results, including:
- Primary barriers to great virtual classroom training included lack of time for learners to devote to virtual classroom training (47%), lack of producers (44%) and senior leaders preferring other approaches (36%)
- And the areas of improvement was the interactivity and engagement of the training. Some more specific areas of improvement included:
- Upskilling of trainers
- Leveraging platforms designed for training and not just meetings
- Better preparing learners to use the technology ahead of time
- More intentionally designed content and materials (e.g., using a wider range of activities during each training event)
This is a really timely and interesting report – what are you seeing as interesting, useful or challenging?