Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT): Taking ILT Digital

Digital transformations have changed the way we all work. With an estimated 5 million (roughly 3.6%) of the workforce working from home at least half-time or more, what once seemed like a new and temporary shift to virtual workplaces might, in fact, mean an indelible change in the way you do business.

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If you’ve relied on instructor-led training (ILT) to onboard, educate, and keep your workforce compliant, you might feel a little lost in the shuffle. We love ILT because it’s personal and engaging, but you don’t have to lose that magic just because you’re teaching from a distance. ELM will transform your existing ILT and turn it into eLearning or virtual instructor-led training (VILT)— making sure that you won’t miss a single step— and neither will your at-home workforce.

Our Learning Strategists and Designers start with a deep analysis of your content, learners, and program goals to decide the best delivery method for your training. Not sure which one is right for you? Here are some things to consider.

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Converting Instructor-Led Training (ILT) to Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)

Some topics, like highly technical skills or hands-on topics, require the supervision and real-time feedback of working with a knowledgeable instructor. With VILT, you can still incorporate roleplay, collaboration, and discussion to ensure complete topic mastery.

  • Shorten your seat time. We’ll never compromise your content, but we will identify where you can save money and tighten up the learning experience. 
  • Increase learner engagement through pre- and post-work. This will shorten your VILT session and ensure all learners are on the same page by using primers to fill in learner knowledge gaps and allow better instructor analysis.
  • Optimize your VILT for the right tools. We’ll help you decide on the best platform for your training, or optimize the one you have. We can help navigate Webex, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or other collaboration resources. The less time you spend familiarizing yourself with the new tool, the faster you can get to the content.
  • Shorten your turnaround time. We’ll retrofit your current course into a VILT course for lightning-fast deliverables. We’ll still conduct an in-depth analysis for the right delivery method and outcomes, but you’ll be able to keep momentum and ensure your at-home workforce can pivot to at-home learning almost immediately.
Case Study: Sony Music ILT Conversion
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Converting Instructor-Led Training (ILT) to eLearning

Custom eLearning is our bread and butter. We love it because it increases learner retention rates by delivering training in small, bite-sized increments. Because there’s no back-and-forth between students and instructors and no classroom antics and diversions, eLearning can effectively cover up to five times the material presented in the classroom.

  • Lower your overhead and long-term costs. eLearning means no more in-person training logistics, paying for instructor/employee travel, presentation equipment and other associated costs. There’s also no cap on the size of the audience you can reach. 
  • Increase retention through repeat/multiple viewings. Participants can take courses on their own time and at their own pace. They can also take the course on the device of their choosing.
  • Capture valuable data. If you have an LMS or similar hosting platform, you’ll capture valuable data on learner performance, identifying strengths and weaknesses to better inform the next steps in your education program.
  • Create a more consistent learning experience. Higher quality visuals and greater opportunity for interactivity lead to better engagement while also ensuring your participants are receiving the same information.

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