More and more people join the working from home community, now even most of us. Regardless of whether working from home or online, trainings has always been a common practice in companies, new working models had to be integrated everywhere since the corona crisis to switch different ways of working to be online/remote, in this case we are talking about trainings.
But what have we all learned from this? Working from home saves time and resources, offers more flexibility in the working world, and even protects the climate! This also applies to training courses.
Nowadays almost all companies have the technical requirements to train their employees online. Of course, you need to ensure that business continues as usual even when your staff works remotely, but how can you guarantee them an effective learning environment? How do you run your weekly or monthly training programs with the same impact they had on the business? How do you interact with your customers online and charge them for product training without visiting their office?
To successfully meet all of the above training requirements, we have gathered some useful tips to show how you can have online trainings that will help you deliver impactful learning experiences, from anywhere.
There can be technical problems in the middle of the online training, meaning this training will be interrupted, it can happen from an unstable internet and VPN connection to software and platform issues to training environment access. Unfortunately, there are no guarantees that tell you, you won’t experience technical problems, but of course, you can prevent them or minimize them. How can you do this? By preparing all material and a checklist before the training and supplying your users with extra documents where they can follow up the training, such as PDFs, video links, presentations, etc…
Organizing a virtual classroom session
We understand that the biggest concern for any employer when adopting an online training method is the lack of personal interaction. This extends to the belief that a virtual interaction may not produce the desired learning outcome. With learning or seminar, online platforms with learner-centric engagement features such as co-trainer, whiteboard, chat, Q&A and polls, your remote participants will get as rich a learning experience as they would in person.
Deliver a self-paced course
When it comes to training employees in different time zones or interacting with potential customers without an office visit, you can upload course videos for your learners to watch at their own pace. You can even assess their learning through automated quizzes and tests. For your prospects and partners, you can upload product demos that they can watch at any time. Some of these platforms even keep you up to date with audience data in the form of intuitive graphs and charts.
Want to take your training sessions even further?
Let your attendees join your online training session on their mobile device’s applications, there are software out there that even have these features, and we can help you find the perfect ones that are suitable for your business! You can also organize paid training courses and charge your customers with integrated payment configurations, and even grant digital certificates to everyone that attends your trainings.
We hope this guide will be useful to all of you who are looking to provide a seamless learning experience to your staff, partners, and customers in this challenging time.
At ATDS we will help you set up and find the perfect solutions for your training sessions, just contact us to know more!