Anyone who attended webinars when they first appeared will know how terrible virtual learning can be. Delivered as a lecture with an occasional poll thrown in to show the facilitator hadn’t forgotten there were people listening, they had limited engagement and effectiveness.
Speak First virtual sessions aren’t like that. We use a variety of interventions including group chats, pairs work, breakout rooms, editable workbooks, role-plays and instructor-led discussions to replicate a classroom environment as closely as possible. The sessions are practical, effective and no longer the poor relation of classroom training, perfect when your travel budget stops face to face being an option.
The most important thing for us, is to allow participants the opportunity to practice behaviours. If they’re not able to do this, they’re unlikely to apply the skills they’ve learnt.
Virtual webinars are the ultimate 21st century, flexible delivery method, allowing the transfer of knowledge, quickly and effectively, to individuals whatever their location, via a laptop, tablet or mobile/cellphone. They can break off for just 90 minutes to join the session and then get straight back to work afterwards – all the time sitting at their desk, working from home or travelling.