Virtual instructor-led training, or VILT, is an online classroom where the student and instructor are in different locations and communicate entirely through the cloud. Through this simulated learning experience, students have the benefit of a hands-on learning experience that improves knowledge retention.
Recent improvements in internet bandwidth technology have made Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) an increasingly attractive option for tech companies looking to train customers, partners and employees on new software solutions or on how to handle software-specific job scenarios and environments.
VILT is often more cost-effective and convenient than in-house labs that require expensive hardware and IT staff to maintain.
The Benefits of Instructor-led Training Solutions
The rise of the cloud has changed the way we approach software development and usage. VILT systems offer a higher degree of scalability and accessibility than other methods of instruction.
Modern providers of VILT programs streamline the process of creating and managing an online session, enabling companies to focus on the content. For example, new classrooms can be created without the assistance of an IT department, and new students can be added quickly without paying for additional infrastructure, materials, or space. Adding new machines, ram, and other hardware options requires nothing but a mouse click.
Instructors can monitor students with an “over the shoulder” view, track their progress using analytics, and step in to assist whenever needed.
These advantages increase training efficiency, reduce overhead significantly, and overall eliminate the need for expensive classroom training across the globe.
The Value of Accessibility
Software companies commonly deal with clients from regions across the world, all with different preferences and needs. VILT’s goal is to tailor training sessions towards different groups of students and instructors. With the globalization of the economy and the tech industry, making your training environments accessible to a worldwide audience is becoming more and more essential.
Any machine with an internet connection can benefit from a cloud-based training program. VILT sessions, like those offered by CloudShare, can be accessed globally 24/7, from any web browser. They are more convenient for both learners and instructors as the location and time that a training session occurs is a non-issue.