442 - On-Demand: Agile Virtual Learning

Thursday, May 13, 2021
Virtual Classrooms

LS-DX on-demand sessions are recorded videos you can access starting at this date and time, and watch at your own convenience.

COVID-19 forced many changes in the workplace. Most notable among those changes was an increase in people working from home and changes in the way classrooms are managed to allow for social distancing. Training organizations have been forced to respond quickly to move training that was previously being done in the classroom to a virtual classroom setting. The speed of the transition has required training departments to move quickly with minimal planning. Agile methodology can be applied to the transition to virtual training. By assessing the organization's needs and the resources available, training departments can begin quick pilots of moving classroom training into the virtual classroom.

In this session, you’ll learn how to leverage the Agile methodology to rapidly and successfully move to virtual classroom training. Beginning with observations from the pilots, improvements can be made. After each round of improvements, the training team can reassess and plan the next round of enhancements. We will explore this Agile process of evolving to virtual classrooms and include how to select your virtual platform, starting with an inventory of the collaboration tools and video conferencing tools currently available. You will learn how you can then progress to defining requirements, researching tools, and introducing new tools into your program. Next, select and adapt your curriculum. Learn to start with simple steps to make the curriculum engaging to online learners. As you gain experience with what works and does not work, you can begin more fundamental rewrites done specifically to make the program effective in the virtual classroom. Finally, learn the importance of preparing your trainers by identifying trainers who have some level of experience with virtual training and pairing them with other less experienced ones so they can learn through observation. We will also discuss issues you will encounter such as ensuring security of your virtual platforms, assessing and building learner and trainer readiness for virtual training, and finding people within your organization with the skills to help.‬‬

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to quicklt get started with virtual training
  • How to assess the tools currently available in order to get started
  • How to evaluate your curriculum and identify updates needed for your initial virtual training pilot
  • How to prepare your trainers for their first virtual training session
  • How to build on your initial experiences to improve your virtual training program
  • How to avoid some common early pitfalls
Doug Taylor, VP of Operations - HighPoint Global
Stacy Barbee Ricks, Lead Instructional Designer - HighPoint Global
Christina McBride, Lead Instructional Designer - HighPoint Global

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