Virtual training is the need of the hour due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizations all over the world are now opting for the virtual classroom, also known as Virtual Instructor-led Training (VILT), as a mode of training their remote workforce. Now that COVID-19 has abruptly put an end to traditional classroom learning, the next best alternative is the virtual classroom. VILT is a synchronous form of learning with real-time interaction between learners and the instructor through a virtual platform (such as Zoom or Google Classroom).
4 Simple Tips to Motivate Learners in a Virtual Classroom
- Mimic learning activities used in classroom training
- Use Polls to assess understanding and engagement
- Create breakout rooms for learners to communicate
- Recognize progress with the help of rewards and prizes
The virtual classroom has a number of benefits. It saves cost and time, supports remote learning, and encourages interactivities that enable the learner to get the real classroom experience. However, keeping learners motivated during a virtual classroom session is a massive challenge, especially with the new-generation workforce. They tend to get easily distracted and have very low attention spans. They are also multi-taskers and quick learners; so, if you can find a way to keep them engaged and motivated, they can become an asset to the organization. Let’s take a look at some simple and effective ways to motivate learners in a virtual classroom!
This is just a sneak peek into the benefits of virtual classrooms and how they can be used to motivate learners. Want to learn more about virtual classrooms? Take a look at our ILT to VILT Conversion Webinar!