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Tailoring Virtual Training Delivery for Adult Learners

By Kim Perego

“When asked for feedback regarding virtual classes, participants consistently respond that the best sessions are those in which they have opportunities for active participation. Participants want to interject their personality into the class. They want it to be their own as much as you do.“

There are differences between teaching a virtual class, as you might through a Webinar, and a face-to-face class. Some of the differences are obvious, and some are not. In this article, I offer my summary of the main things that an instructor should keep in mind when moving from delivering training face-to-face to delivering training virtually.

While I have in mind instructors who are new to delivery in the virtual environment, others may also find these points useful; for example, if you are coaching a new virtual instructor, this article could provide a kind of checklist to assist in the process. In particular, I provide a set of adjustments to instructor practice that tailors delivery to adults in the virtual environment. This set of adjustments is the not-so-obvious part of the change in delivery. But first, I’d like to list a few of the differences that usually trouble new virtual instructors, and some things that an instructor can do about them.

Continued at: http://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/643/tailoring-virtual-training-delivery-for-adult-learners

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