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Make Virtual Team Training Exciting and Effective

Employee development was never easy, but virtual team training can be even more difficult. Your workers will not have firsthand exposure to your organization’s culture or access to an HR office to ask any questions, putting a lot more pressure on your training materials. At the same time, virtual team training means that courses are competing with social media notifications, family concerns, and a myriad of other potential distractions for each team member’s attention. At times it can feel impossible. 

We are Echo360, and we’re here to tell you that virtual team training is not impossible. The Echosystem is a portfolio comprised of four engagement solutions (EchoEngage, EchoAuthor, EchoExam, and EchoVideo) architected and deployed to drive learning outcomes. The following tips will help you make virtual team training exciting and effective using the Echosystem experience framework. 

 

Set Clear KPIs

KPIs, or Key Performance Indicators, should be at the heart of any virtual team training program. Your goal isn’t to teach remote learners topics that they’ll be tested on later but to modify their behavior, whether that means turning to the right tools to do their jobs or effectively collaborating with colleagues. Sharing what you want them to do will help them put course content in context and ultimately get more out of training. 

EchoEngage offers numerous communication tools to help you get your intent across including live chat, threaded message boards, a built-in virtual whiteboard, and live streaming. You can also solicit real-time employee feedback through live polling to see what they think of your virtual team training program.

Embrace Blended Learning

Traditional e-learning involves self-paced courses that employees could complete wherever and whenever they liked but lacked a human element. vILT (or Virtual Instructor-Led Training) brings back the human element at the expense of denying learners control over how they interact with the material. Blended learning combines the best of both worlds, giving learners access to self-paced assignments and vILT courses. 

EchoEngage allows for the creation of blended learning paths. Classes are live and can be scheduled, while self-paced assignments are administered and managed from Dojo360. You can assign materials to groups or individuals, allowing struggling learners to receive the extra support they need. Both live classes and self-paced assignments can be integrated with an LMS of your choice, or students can access Dojo360 directly for their content needs. Most importantly, Echo360 content is mobile-friendly so learners can access it at all times. 

Engage Your Audience

Even the best virtual team training won’t accomplish much if your learners aren’t connecting with it, so the Echosystem is designed to promote engagement. Virtual breakout rooms allow for group work during live classes and one-on-one mentorship for asynchronous learners, facilitating roleplay exercises where learners can practice leadership skills and work in a team setting. EchoVideo allows instructors to liven courses up with video presentations captured online or off for maximal flexibility. 

EchoEngage also offers gamification features to foster friendly competition and encourage learners to take more courses. Better yet, EchoAuthor allows instructors to add quizzes to live and self-paced content, breaking up large blocks of information while encouraging active learner participation.

Multimodal Learning

Every student learns differently, so it’s important to engage all types of learners in a virtual team training program. Auditory learners might get a lot out of lecture formats, and the Echosystem records all lessons so that they can listen to them again whenever the need arises. Visual learners can benefit from the flashcard template in EchoAuthor, while practice assessments created with EchoExam can help hands-on learners study more effectively. 

Furthermore, engaging multiple senses at once has been shown to produce better student outcomes. EchoVideo leverages ASR (Automated Speech Recognition) technology to automatically caption video content, allowing learners to read along while promoting accessibility for the hearing impaired. Instructors can also splice video with classroom audio to create custom teaching tools. 

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