As part of the learning and development fraternity, it is impossible for us to not stay curious about virtual learning effectiveness, learning methodologies, learner experience and knowledge retention.
The focus on learning has been comparatively higher in the last few months and therefore, it became even more important for us to find out the potential of virtual learning and the scope of improving learner experience.
We reached out to learning professionals and the results were quite interesting as well as insightful.
While the expectations of the learners have changed in the past few months but so have the features of different virtual learning platforms and yet 45% of learning professionals are not sure if learner experience has been better through virtual learning
Most learning professionals and learners that I have interacted with so far say that a duration of 2-3 hours is a more comfortable and yet effective way.
One is not a replacement for the other. Virtual training has its own identity and need. Let us leverage on its strengths. Virtual training will become a must have in the learning process along with classroom training. Blended learning will have a different approach all together.
With virtual training well integrated as a key activity in learning interventions, the duration of the classroom sessions can get impacted too whenever it is rolled out.
Our survey also showed that learning retention has been maximum through methodologies that focused on practice by doing and facilitated insightful discussions. Now it is up to the learning and development experts to come up with creative ways to make the learning journeys worth investing
Although we have a mixed opinion on how effective virtual learning was but it certainly has potential to be more effective and become an integral part of our learning process. Not to forget, with hiring gaining speed, the quality of learning and development is going to be a key tool in talent retention too.
Learning and development has evolved and will continue evolving in the times to come and virtual learning is here to stay. Both classroom and virtual training will be needed and will enable each other. How creative we can be to make this happen is something that will define the quality of learning.
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