Posts Tagged web based training
REMOVING THE BARRIERS TO EFFECTIVE LIVE VIRTUAL TRAINING
Joint Webcast with Adobe
Thursday, March 7, 2013
10:00-11:00 a.m. PT / 1:00-2:00pm ET
Unfortunately, but for good reason, individuals often associate live virtual training with technological complexity and less than compelling content. This need not be the case – in fact live virtual can provide not only an effective learning experience but can provide many other benefits to the user.
In this new world of learning, training is only one click away and does not require hours of travel and time away from the office. Among the additional benefits, over the traditional physical classroom, for these learners has been:
- To reduce the amount of time dedicated to formal training by at least 40%
- To move from having to be away for several days to integrating the training with your actual job in a series of short and focused live virtual classroom sessions
- The ability to easily and continually network with peers
To provide this level of experience to your users it does take more than simply presenting PowerPoint over the web. We have to remove the barriers to effective live virtual training and provide the learner with an easy to use interface, compelling content and active engagement.
In the webinar, Martyn Lewis, Principal and Founder of 3GS and virtual learning thought leader, will share:
- Bold new strategies for delivering the live virtual classroom
- Delivery approaches gleaned from broadcast media
- The integration of video, dialogue, and teamwork
- How an ongoing learning community can augment the live virtual classroom
WORKSHOP OFFER: 3 STEPS TO EFFECTIVE CONTINUOUS LEARNING: CREATING THE ENABLING ARCHITECTURE
We are excited to offer webinar participants a chance to win a free, 1 day, onsite workshop valued at over $8,000. The 3 Steps workshop is for L&D professionals and offers a facilitated approach that examines of number of aspects of a learning program that results in the design of a blended and continuous learning architecture. This approach can be applied across multiple learning requirements and functional areas.
Georgia World Conference Center, Atlanta
A Best-in-Practice Design for Live Virtual Training
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
8:00-9:00 a.m. Room A314
Today’s workforce is increasingly mobile and in need of more effective and convenient approaches to transformational training. As such, live instructor-led virtual training is increasingly becoming a critical component of the organizational training strategy. But this virtual world can leave the participant with a less than satisfactory experience.
Join us next week at Training 2012 in Atlanta where Martyn Lewis, principal and founder of 3g Selling and virtual training pioneer, will share the journey 3g Selling has taken in offering live virtual training that does not simply mimic the physical classroom, but offers the learner a richer experience with more immediate and impactful learning outcomes.
Anyone who attends the 3g Selling Training 2012 session will be eligible to win a FREE one-day, onsite consulting workshop from 3g Selling: “3 Steps to Effective Continuous Learning: Creating the Enabling Architecture.” The workshop is valued at over $5,000 and includes facilitator travel and accommodation. For anyone not attending TechKnowledge, information about purchasing this workshop can be found on our website.
Virtual Training Case Study
Adobe recently published a case study highlighting 3g Selling’s innovative, best-in-class use of the Adobe Connect platform in our live virtual training programs. To get a glimpse of some of the topics we’ll be covering in our Training 2012 session, you can download the Adobe case study on our website.
Technology-Enabled Learning and Collaboration Demonstrated in 3g Selling’s “WebiKnow” Learning Leaders Virtual Roundtable
- Not a single participant clicked off prior to the end of the program?
- Every participant could see the list of other participants and interact directly with them?
- Every participant used both voice and chat to provide real-time comments and questions, and to network with peers?
- The participants guided the conversation rather than deferring to the panelists?
- The host crowd-sourced to tackle a number of topics, drawing not only on the expertise of the panelists but also of the participants?
- The conversation and networking went through the breaks and even for some time after the end of the event?
- As a participant, you were not a spectator but were a player on the field?
Webinars have essentially become one-way monologues that require us to sit through an hour-long presentation in the hope of discovering just a few good ideas. They’ve failed to replace the lively conversation that’s found in face-to-face meetings or the networking that happens at conferences. 3g Selling’s innovative approach to virtual learning has changed all of that.
Last week, 3g Selling demonstrated a different way of hosting and conducting a collaborative meeting in a virtual space. Referred to as the “WebiKnow,” the Learning Leaders Virtual Roundtable emphasized active participation, networking and building knowledge as a group of peers through collaboration. Focusing in on the topic of technology-enabled learning, the inaugural Roundtable brought together senior leaders in corporate training and education from a broad range of industries. From healthcare to financial services, from higher education to retail, over 20 organizations across the U.S. shared their visions, challenges, thoughts and best practices with each other and a team of panelists that included experts in social media, technology-based learning, live virtual training, mobility, change management and other hot topics.
As a respected leader in the area of live virtual training and having delivered over 600 sessions in the last year alone, 3g Selling leveraged their innovative approach to web-based learning to create the highly collaborative Roundtable. Drawing on techniques used in broadcast media, the expertise of a host with a background in television and live talk shows and a technical producer, they delivered the two-hour WebiKnow on a series of topics that the participant learning leaders had identified in a pre-session questionnaire.
While the Roundtable featured a panel of four subject experts, the host orchestrated a lively discussion that featured sharing of best practices. Participants not only guided the conversation but also contributed their own thoughts and experiences. By crowd sourcing solutions to common challenges, the host tapped into each individual’s expertise so that these senior-level leaders could benefit from the wisdom of the group. The participants reported leaving the WebiKnow with much more than a few good ideas—they came away with practical solutions to the challenges they had identified prior to the event.
According to one participant, “Management and facilitation of the program were outstanding! One of the best virtual events I have ever attended in terms of facilitation, organization, and time management. (And I have attended many.)”
To learn more about how 3g Selling is revolutionizing virtual learning experiences give us a call at 888.243.0461 or visit us at www.3gselling.com
This week, 3g Selling principal and founder Martyn Lewis guest authored a short article on the Training magazine blog: “7 Signs Your Live Virtual Training Didn’t Take—and Solutions to Try.”
In the article, Martyn offers some tongue-in-cheek signs your live virtual training isn’t as effective as it should be, followed by more serious strategies learning and development leaders should be employing to maximize the ROI of virtual training.