During COVID we reverted to virtual learning like many companies and schools. While we were in code orange, we customized our training to allow attendees to select either in-class or virtual option to suit their needs.
Virtual teaching not only presents opportunities for today’s remote learning environments but also promotes new ways of thinking about teaching, learning and the traditional classroom.
We outfitted our training room to host both in-class and virtual training simultaneously. This also helped with social distancing. Companies gave the option to their employees to attend in person or online. Allowing a lot more flexibility; especially to those who had to be at home due to children also learning remotely.
“I have to admit, I was skeptical with completing our Workplace Skills virtually, but I was very surprised at the great feedback we received,” said Maureen the Director of Training. We were able to maintain the sharing of thoughts, challenges, and inclusivity. In addition, we were still able to have table group discussions by setting up breakout rooms. We will continue to monitor the feedback but for now it is working better than expected.
I’m advocating for more virtual learning overall now—and even more when all students and instructors are able to be face-to-face again and here’s a few reasons why:
- Flexible work schedule – working adults have a more work/life balance
- Sharpening of digital skills – while increasing your knowledge you are also be honing your digital skills
- Positive impact on the environment – less traffic has a better impact on our environment
Yes, there will always be those individuals that want the in-person training and we will continue to offer that as well. The blended learning has set us up to ensure we continue to meet the needs of our clients.
The world was forced to move into the training online world, and I don’t see us going back even after the pandemic is over.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss different training options: