Organizations can decide to move their training from the classroom to online learning for a variety of reasons – limited physical space, increase in training needs, a dispersed workforce, cost and time restrictions, and a lack of competent training instructors – to name just a few. No matter what the reason behind making the shift, there is one question that plagues training managers: What becomes of our classroom training material? We understand that a lot of time and effort goes into creating instructor-led training (ILT) material, so we do empathize with their concerns, and then we tell them that we have good news for them – that their classroom training material can be used online.
For years, companies relied on the instructor-led training (ILT) format to impart knowledge and skills to their workforce. The classroom training medium is highly effective, but has two major limitations – it is inflexible and expensive. To overcome these limitations, many organizations are blending e-learning methodologies with the trainer-led format.
For decades, companies across the world have trained their learners in classrooms. The instructor-led training (ILT) format is highly effective and has helped organizations impart training of high quality. However, the ILT format is inflexible and cost-ineffective. A new learning methodology was needed, which could meet the corporate training needs of the 21st century. The rapid advances in the IT sector soon provided a solution – e-learning.
Instructor-led training or ILT is an age-old practice that has been around long before computers or even books were invented. An instructor or a teacher has always been the original source of information for people. But in recent times, one thing has shaken every aspect of our lives to the core – technology. With the advent of computers, the way we learn has changed rapidly.
It has become commonplace for organizations to migrate from classroom training to online learning (eLearning). It’s also quite common for these companies to convert their existing instructor-led training (ILT) resources into online courses instead of creating eLearning courses from scratch. If you are considering converting your ILT resources to eLearning courses, hold on until you’ve read this blog – you just might want to reconsider.