The most common training or learning facilitation model is the Instructor-led Training or ILT model. Traditional learning in education institutions around the world is still served using this model. This facilitation model still thrives in school, college or corporate training environment because of the positive influence that it can induce on the learners. Every classroom is a proving ground for students and an opportunity for the teacher or trainer to inspire the aspiring students and train them using several teaching techniques and trading aids. This competitive scenario not only encourages students to be more confident and showcase their performance but also encourages a peer to peer feedback mechanism where students learn from others suggestions and mistakes. This kind of feedback mechanism is unique to an ILT setup and makes yet another USP.
This relationship of confidence and respect that an ILT setup creates between the students and the teacher, itself can encourage communication and leadership skills, which is hard to achieve through modern online training methods. An even bigger factor in the popularity of this facilitation method is the fact that in some countries it is even considered sacred or is respected as a tradition. But when it comes to businesses and organizations, saving costs on value added services, like training, is seen as a key performance indicator, and can be vital to increase yearly profits.
As businesses grew around the world, so did a steady demand for training professionals around the world. However, it’s was difficult for businesses to invest in either hiring trainers in different countries or spending a fortune in regular travel expenses for trainers from the original country. Sighting many such instances, a new training facilitation model started gaining popularity. This model is called Virtual Instructor-led Training or VILT.
The VILT model presents the traditional classroom setup in an online environment. In a VILT session, both students and teachers present anywhere in the world login to a centralized online portal. They connect in a personalized online classroom. The teacher, who controls the administrative rights of the portal’s classroom, conducts the session with the course material and can also use the interactive features of the online VILT portal to create engagement with the students, like polls and discussions. The students can also easily raise questions or ask doubts anytime during the session using the interactive buttons provided in the classroom, creating a virtual classroom environment. This blended yet new style of learning delivery has therefore also marked a need of new training techniques that can used to deliver learning material.
While organizations around the world are slowly shifting towards on-demand online training, many training topics are still best learned in human presence or with a human role model. Hence, ILT and even VILT are a popular choice for organizations and universities for these topics. Our training experts evaluate your existing or new ILT/VILT training material and help you create custom learning experiences to target a desired skill, behavior or organizational capability.
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