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TOP 10 CONSIDERATIONS FOR VIRTUAL TRAINING

In this article we provide insights into the top 10 items that you should take into consideration when evaluating a virtual training platform and how they will benefit your organization.

1. ACCESSIBILITY:

  • Find a platform that allows training to be completed from any device, anywhere in the world to support operational resilience.
  • Your selected virtual training platform should support various learning styles and multiple subject matters; from compliance to technical and sales to operations.

2. COST-EFFICIENCY:

  • Explore cost-effective digital training solutions that can be easily adapted to meet the different needs of global teams.
  • Consider the long-term cost benefits of investing in digital training compared to traditional, analog/paper methods. The cost and time of updating content, scoring and auditing can all be heavily reduced.

3. SCALABILITY:

  • Opt for a training platform that allows you to easily scale and allows for a growing number of learners with differing needs.
  • Cloud-based training platforms allow for a more agile approach to training and updates making sure that your teams are always at the forefront of their learning journey.

4. INTERACTIVITY:

  • Incorporate interactive elements to training programs such simulations, and hands-on activities where possible.
  • Simulation training allows learners to adapt and build knowledge through practice
  • Foster engagement through global, interactive virtual classrooms.

5. REAL-TIME UPDATES:

  • Ensure that training content is regularly updated to reflect the latest updates and information.
  • Use platforms that allow real-time updates and instant content deployment.

6. TRACKABILITY:

  • Make sure that your virtual training platform has an analytics dashboard that provides you with key information such as, completion rates, scores, areas of difficulty and compliance.
  • You should also be able to request feedback from learners to assess user experience and engagement to ensure the biggest uptake and success.

7. CUSTOMIZATION:

  • Engage with a virtual training platform that allows you to customize your training that meets the needs of all learners no matter where they are in the world, or the role that they play.
  • Easily customizable content allows you to create a wealth of training material in less time, at a lower cost.

8. LOCALIZATION:

  • You must use a platform that allows you to translate all training materials and experiences into local languages and are sensitive to any cultural sensitivities.
  • When creating global training material, consider regional variations in regulations, practices, and preferences when designing training programs.

9. COLLABORATION:

  • It’s important that learners can collaborate on virtual team projects, and training sessions - you must use a tool that allows for collaboration and simulation training to ensure everyone has the best experience and an optimal outcome is achieved.
  • Finding a platform that provides shared user experiences in which all members of a virtual classroom can take control allows for a hands-on, collaborative learning experience.

10. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT:

  • Having training available from any device, anywhere in the world will significantly reduce the requirement for travel of learners and trainers alike.
  • Using a virtual training platform means that when providing training in the Biotech and Life Sciences fields, the shipping of instruments isn’t necessary and this will have a positive impact on your organization’s carbon footprint.

These hints and tips should be at the forefront of your mind when exploring different virtual training platforms. Ensuring compliance and effective use of instruments in real life scenarios is more important now than ever before and moving to a digital solution will help to:

  • Save time and money
  • Automatically flag compliance issues
  • Lead to less technical issues and reduce maintenance costs
  • Create an easy audit trail
  • Improve engagement and user experience

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