Virtual Instructor-Led Training Programs for a Remote Workforce

Times are changing and more businesses are seeing a shift in employees working from home. Whether it’s a position perk or out of necessity, learning, and development professionals are tasked with the responsibility of developing a remote workforce.

At Roundtable Learning, we partner with organizations to build smart and effective training programs that utilize expert instructional design and technology. As a full-service learning partner, we deliver virtual instructor-led training content to help your employees reach their learning objectives.

What is Virtual Instructor-Led Training?

Virtual Instructor-led Training (VILT) is when an instructor facilitates a training session for a group of learners or an individual over a virtual setting. Similar to traditional instructor-led training, VILT is synchronous, collaborative, and happens in real-time.

Learning professionals elect to make the switch to virtual classrooms for a number of reasons: to save costs, accommodate a remote audience, give flexibility, or even to harness new technologies.

As with most of our learning technologies, we believe that virtual instructor-led training is best when used as part of a blended learning program – mixing different learning styles and activities for the best results.

Types of Virtual Instructor-Led Training?

Virtual instructor-led training (VILT) is taking the material from traditional instructor-led training programs and using them in a virtual setting. The most important aspect is that the learners have real-time access to the instructor for feedback and discussion.

You can make your virtual instructor-led training engaging for your learners by including activities throughout the training session. Switching between lectures, discussions, activities, and hands-on practices are the best ways to keep your learners engaged and able to retain the information.

VILT can be held in a few different ways:

  • Webinar – Online through video conferencing
  • One-to-One – One learner to one instructor
  • Small-Group – A small group of learners with one instructor in a classroom setting
  • Lecture – A large group of learners with one instructor
  • Workshop – Hands-on training
  • Virtual Classrooms – Online meetings with immersive technology
Converting In-Person Training for Virtual Learning

Converting Instructor-Led Training to Virtual Instructor-Led Training

You may already have effective training content for your program, no reason to scrap what works. But you do need to adapt for your new normal.

If you are converting existing classroom content to a virtual session, consider chunking the information and offering multiple shorter sessions. Shorter sessions allow you to provide valuable information without overwhelming your learner. If you combine shorter sessions with brief offline activities, you can even create opportunities to promote knowledge transfer and reinforce learning.

Roundtable Learning will work with your training team to evaluate your current training materials and adapt your materials for a virtual audience through activities, scheduling updates, assignments, technology, and facilitator training.

Working With The VILT Experts

No matter your training needs, our instructional designers will work closely with you to understand your audience and clarify your learning objectives from there, they will help develop an effective training program to engage your work from home learners.

By leveraging activities, assignments, and technology, we can work together to develop a virtual instructor-led training program that you can easily scale to accommodate your entire business. Let’s see how VILT can revolutionize your job training.