Bringing your employees together at the same time, in the same place for training can be a great challenge. So, how is it possible to train large groups of employees all over the world, minimize costs and still accomplish all of your training goals? One answer is Hybrid ILT.
What is Hybrid ILT?
Hybrid ILT is one of the many buzzwords of 2020, but it’s important to understand what it is. As the number of remote employees grows and organizations continue to expand, Hybrid ILT or ‘The Modern Classroom’ is becoming the way of the future. It’s an expansion of ILT training that brings virtual learning tools into the classroom allowing for anyone to join the training sessions from anywhere. Hybrid ILT can be especially beneficial for organizations that have both on-site and remote employees provide effective training while keeping the costs down.
A hybrid classroom looks and functions much like a traditional classroom, but incorporates video conferencing and other technologies that allows employees all over the world to participate collaboratively.
Why Hybrid ILT?
According to Training Magazine, utilizing hybrid learning in your training strategy can provide numerous benefits to your team members and your organization as a whole:
Here are some of the primary benefits highlighted by Training Magazine:[i]
- Expanded Training Reach: Hybrid ILT allows for you to deliver training in any location all over the world.
- Flexible Training Model: Hybrid ILT provides a high level of flexibility, which can increase engagement and enthusiasm among learners and instructors.
- Decreased Costs: Hybrid Learning can help reduce the costs of having trainers travel to various locations and can also reduce the number of trainers you need, as one single trainer can be in multiple locations virtually.
- Increased Instructor Utilization: Rather than spending time traveling, trainers can spend this time upskilling and training, so their skills are being used to the fullest extent.
- Flexible Scheduling: Hybrid ILT allows for increased flexibility for trainers and employees, which can lead to increased engagement.
- Increased Engagement: What sets Hybrid ILT from vILT or eLearning is that learners are required to interact with the other students and the instructor, preventing them from multitasking during the training.
- Increased Retention: Because Hybrid ILT requires employees to interact throughout the training as if they were in a face-to-face classroom environment, they are more likely to learn and retain the information and apply it to their jobs.
- Improved Course Completion: Since employees are highly engaged, have the flexibility to participate in training from anywhere (even their homes), and don’t feel that they are taking time away from work, Hybrid ILT leads to a much higher course completion rate.
For more information on Hybrid ILT or to learn how TTA can help you implement this type of training within your organization, visit: https://thetrainingassociates.com/hybrid-instructor-led-training.