How to Convince Your Manager or Stakeholders to Adopt Virtual Classroom Tools for Training

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Learning Solutions Conference & Expo 2014 - March 21, 2014

Karen Hyder

Kaleidoscope Training and Consulting

While the benefits of virtual classroom training using tools such as WebEx, Adobe Connect, and GoToTraining may be obvious to you and your learners, your managers aren’t sold. They feel face-to-face training is the only way to control the learning experience and that the transition to online learning will be too difficult. They’ve seen too many boring webinars where participants multi-task throughout, and they believe that an attempt to move training online will be a waste of time and resources.

In 2010, 88 percent of The eLearning Guild’s survey respondents agreed that, when set up and used properly, online training was as effective as good face-to-face training. This session will address the realities behind setting up and using virtual sessions and focus on ways to prove to stakeholders that these technologies can be effective.

In this session, you will learn:

  • What it takes to set up and use virtual classroom tools properly
  • Ways to maximize the advantages and overcome the objections of virtual classroom delivery
  • How to identify key considerations for decision-makers
  • How to plan what you’ll do and say to make your case for moving your training online

Novice-to-advanced instructional designers, managers, and directors.

Technology discussed in this session:
Virtual training tools

Student technology needs:


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