As an organization with 13+ years of experience in the field of custom eLearning development, we have helped many organizations realize their VILT pursuits.
VILT may come across as a fascinating new concept for first time adopters for several reasons. VILT can save more than 50% of the cost and effort needed to conduct traditional ILT sessions because VILT either simplifies or negates more than half the variables needed to successfully host and manage traditional ILT.
Advantages of Implementing VILT for New Adopters
- Social Distancing
- Cost Saving
- Increased Learner Participation
- Trackable Learner Performance
- Nonstop Training
- Increased Diversity and Inclusion
We have covered this topic in greater detail in our article titled Why Should You Invest in VILTs. Visit the link to read all about it.
Our Process of Designing and Implementing VILT
Course Outline and Structuring
We start with analyzing your classroom training and structuring it to fit into logical, smaller learning chunks. Outlines define a course’s logical flow like a blueprint. They ensure that learners are methodically introduced to new topics or assessments at strategic intervals, maximizing learning retention. Good eLearning courses always account for flow and logical structuring to maximize their impact.
Modern Instructional Design to Promote Engagement and Collaboration
We have a team of experienced instructional designers whose primary role is to make your courses engaging. They study your content and build a course outline to break down content into more digestible chunks. They then proceed to add life into each of the courses, using modern theories and proven delivery approaches. From the tone of the narrative to the images, colors, and illustrations, our instructional designers will take your content up a few notches.
Scripting with Accommodation for:
- Opinion Polls: Our instructional designers create the script keeping in mind engagement and knowledge transfer with no place for distraction and digression. Opinion polls gather responses like opinions from the learners. These polls help with assessing learner outlook on the subject matter and preferences as well.
- Surveys: Surveys are like opinion polls, but unlike opinion polls which can be learner specific in some cases, surveys are used to assess the consensus of a group of learners on a given topic. It is a study of collective opinions to understand a broader outlook of learners.
- Discussions: Since the course is designed to assist with instructor-led training, our IDs place strategic discussion segments along the way to ensure that learners are drawn into the course by allowing them to ask questions and hold free or regulated discussions regularly with the trainer.
Research indicates that learners prefer training content broken into micro-sized modules (5 – 10 minutes) that stick strictly to the script and deliver all the information needed about a topic within the limited time-period and while the learner’s interest and attention span is peaked. Microlearning is a widely used concept and our IDs highly recommend including them.
Course modules need a little bit of everything to engages learners. Relying solely on text and images to deliver an impact can impair and take away from a good eLearning course. We also have a team of experienced video developers who use the best tools to produce video-based training with engaging animations, graphics, and voice-over to give your course an added edge.
If a topic can be explained using case studies and examples, it makes a greater impact on learners. We collect all the needed intel on real impacts your organization had on other’s lives in relation to your training content and weave them into the course to make an impact. Real-life examples are the best training tools.
Placing learners directly into the environment of a training topic encourages them to think critically. We encourage scenario-based questions and recommend including them in your training. We do the thinking and framing of scenarios that are engaging and evoke the imaginations of learners and include them on a more psychological level.
Open-ended questions are another way to engage learners. By not limiting a learner’s response, open-ended questions encourage learners to participate in the training activity and provide a more detailed response on their outlook on a certain topic. It also helps to assess a learner’s understanding a subject in detail.
Additions Support Material
We always recommend the inclusion of additional reference materials that learners can use to reinforce the topics already covered in the course. Learners download this additional support material as they progress through the course.
Additional content materials like documents, videos, and links enhance the training experience. We collect such additional reference material from clients and perform basic structuring and designing work on them to make it presentable as a part of the course. At eNyota, we never cut corners.
Tool Agnostic Approach
We do not believe in the one-size-fits-all concept because each eLearning output is different based on the needs and learner preferences. Hence, we never shy away from taking up a project using any of the popular authoring tools available in the market. Our IDs use all popular tools. Their designs are based on your needs.
Implementing VILT at Your Organization
How we design and plan the process of implementing VILT is a lot more detailed than we can put into this one article. We recommend getting in touch with us by filling a contact form and we’ll breakdown our offering in detail!