Virtual Classrooms in the Digital Age of Learning


With the coming of the digital age, corporate work forces are becoming a custom to different and new types of learning. ELearning Industry reports 41% of global fortune 500 companies use some sort of educational technology to instruct employees.

Because the average age of the online learner report by Aurion Learning being 34 years old, traditional learning methodologies aren’t successful in knowledge retention. For learning to be effective online it needs to be highly interactive and participant-centered to keep everyone involved and engaged with the content. Information should not be pushed in a continuous stream of PowerPoint slides, but in a collaborative, interactive way that will allow the learners to pull the information they need from the training session and provide their own thoughts simultaneously.

Why the Move to Virtual Classrooms
  • The virtual classroom is always available
  • Trainers and experts are more accessible online
  • It saves travel time and money
  • You can pilot a course on short notice
  • Classes can have a wide range of size
  • Learning modules are reusable and recyclable
  • Live virtual learning lends itself to blended methodologies
  • It may be recorded for on-demand playback

These factors including the adoption of the internet into part of our daily lives makes online education in a virtual classroom an easy and seemingly necessary transition.

Virtual Classroom Benefits

Virtual learning is about building knowledge as well as training and empowering learners to share their ‘uh-oh’ and ‘ah-ha’ moments” with their peers, as one persons ‘uh-oh’ moment becomes another’s ‘ah-ha’! Compared to traditional learning, virtual learning requires the attention and participation of the audience.

Such an approach to learning delivery made available through the use of chat has increased attention spans, the learner has been given a voice, and retention of the data and information shared becomes relatable based upon a personal experience that they can then refer back to on the job.

Global organizations that have been using online tools for other digital business needs such as Trade Shows, Career Fairs and Company Meetings have realized the ability to aggregate content into a single destination is a cost effective and reusable platform to educate others. In particular, Virtual Classroom learning has been shown to save businesses at least 50% when replaced with traditional instructor based learning, according to ELearning Industry.INXPO’s Learning Environments & Virtual Classrooms are globally accessible, can be cloned and reused for different programs; they foster collaboration, and utilize video to deliver training and educational programs at a fraction of face-to-face instruction.

By leveraging Virtual Classrooms to deliver educational programming paired with their Learning Management System, companies are able to track continuing education credits for accreditation and leverage the electronic signature capabilities to record compliance. With this new ability to gain insight from data, programs can quickly be customized and tweaked to focus on knowledge gaps and understand what learners are truly interested in to make the biggest impact. In a study conducted by Bersin & Associates, companies with virtual learning and classrooms are 46% more likely to be a leader in their industry. With virtual classrooms, companies have the opportunity to catapult their business and become their market share leader.

Virtual Classroom Interactivity

Using a virtual learning platform allows learners to get away from lack-luster power point presentation, which often induces information overload and lacks interactivity.

Video learning platforms allow learners to combat short attention spans, make content on-demand for hectic schedules and enables learners to truly take part in education through the available tools like chat, Q&A, and testing. These tools bring the immersive and interactive nature of the physical classroom to virtual learners while delivering instant metrics to the desks of trainers for useful and meaningful insights.

INXPO’s Virtual Classroom

INXPO’s Virtual Classroom is an interactive way to educate corporate and enterprise learners through video and open collaboration on a single platform. Virtual Classrooms have enabled organizations to better connect with learners through video and interactive tools, track learning progress, provide certification, and analyze knowledge gaps for better education programs. With the combination of video, collaborative tools and making learning truly a conversation, INXPO’s Learning Environments and Virtual Classrooms deliver the ultimate blended learning experience in a cost effective way.

We live and work in a fast-paced world and learning can take place in multiple ways without the need for eight-hour classes. Enterprise learning in the digital age is moving towards the technologies that we use most often. Using powerful tools like Virtual Classrooms, can transform how corporations, train and continue to teach dispersed work forces, creating a more informed company with a competitive edge.

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