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Key Benefits of Live Virtual Training | What Makes Us Unique | Why 3GS

For all of the challenges that physical, event-based training can pose for learners and training decision-makers alike, live virtual training offers a compelling, cost-effective and results-oriented
solution to those challenges.

Here we outline the case for why organizations should consider moving to live virtual training:

1. Today’s Working Style

Virtual training is closely aligned with the way people work and learn today. Unlike physical classroom training, which is based on a relatively rigid learning model, live virtual training:

  • Offers a highly adaptive, effective and continuous learning model that focuses on application, ƒƒreflection and reinforcement of new knowledge and skills over time
  • Allows learners to train from the field with minimal disruption to productivityƒƒ
  • Can include a variety of complementary online tools for disseminating training content and mateƒƒrials in formats that meet a diverse range of learning styles
  • Allows participants to “get their hands dirty” by immediately applying what they learn to the job

2. Learner Engagement

Just because it’s virtual doesn’t mean learner engagement has to suffer, especially among professionals who already have dozens of factors (and iGadgets) competing for their attention in the classroom. When it comes to engaging learners who are unmotivated, think they already know everything they need to know or can’t clearly see how training will benefit them, live virtual delivery is the critical interface that elevates training from being merely informational to being
truly transformational.

Our live virtual training programs will employ a number of strategies from broadcast
media to engage, motivate and inspire learners. Much more than a webinar, our approach includes:

  • A rich virtual learning environment with high production valuesƒ
  • A highly trained virtual delivery team that includes multiple “on-air” presenters engaging in
    ƒƒdialogue rather than monologue
  • Facilitated collaboration among the learning group, including formal breakoutsƒƒ
  • Multimedia content, including dynamic video and graphics to efficiently illustrate key conceptsƒƒ
  • Razor-sharp scripting techniques that allow for improvisation and interaction—combined with ƒƒcareful time management
  • A variety of tools built-in to the learning platform that facilitate a multi-directional flow of ƒƒinformation across the learning community
  • Mechanisms for monitoring individual participation and ensuring learner accountability

3. Efficiency

A 3GS training program compresses about two full days of training material from the physical classroom into about seven hours of training material in the virtual classroom, spread out over multiple modules. And we do this not by sacrificing the meaningful content, but rather by eliminating the noise and focusing only on the meaningful content. Content compression is a pedagogical necessity—because maintaining interest for more than 90 minutes in a virtual learning environment is extremely challenging, if not impossible—but it actually works to the benefit of the program because learners get:

  • Greater focus on fewer approaches and tools with the biggest impact on performance improvementƒƒ
  • Shorter modules spread out over a period of time, which translates into less disruption of day-ƒƒto-day activities and a chance to apply what they learn between modules
  • Training content that’s drip-fed in small chunks rather than sprayed out a fire hoseƒƒ

4. Application

How many times have we seen training programs, both in the physical classroom and over the web, fail to change behavior and produce results? Often, program participants say they’re happy just to walk away from training with 1 or 2 nuggets of wisdom. We believe they—and you— deserve more out of your training investment. Our highly effective virtual learning programs:

  • Focus on the practical application of new approaches and tools
  • Seamlessly integrate all components of the learning environment including learning, application, ƒƒpeer collaboration and performance coaching
  • Contain applied work assignments that put learning into actionƒƒ
  • Provide a forum for learners to share the results of their work assignments within their ƒƒlearning community and receive feedback from peers and the instructor

5. Convenience

It probably goes without saying, but the benefits of keeping learners in the office or field during training are enormous and bear repeating. With live virtual training, learners are able to:

  • Connect training to their jobs and remain engaged with key projects and opportunitiesƒƒ
  • Better integrate training into their day-to-day activitiesƒƒ
  • Reduce travel-related hassles and improve quality of work life