The Agony and the Ecstasy: Converting Traditional ILT to the Virtual Classroom, October 2013

Delivered at the eLearning Guild’s DevLearn 2013 conference,  October 24 2013.

In a world of reduced funding and increasing velocity, organizations are delivering more training online than ever. Successfully converting traditional ILT to Virtual Instructor-Led Training (V-ILT) needs more than just awareness of virtual classrooms. It demands: understanding of learning models and adult learning principals; resourceful delivery models; and a fluency in virtual instructional design. Effective V-ILT requires a different toolset which are not always 1:1 matches to familiar ILT tools. Creative approaches to familiar concepts provide stability for participants, reducing cognitive load for better learning. This presentation reviews best practices and hard-won design tips for converting ILT to V-ILT.

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