When you’re training your team, you’ve got two main options: old-school Instructor-Led Training (ILT) or the newer Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT). ILT is the traditional way where everyone’s in the same room, which is cool for hands-on feedback. However, it can become expensive and time-consuming due to the necessity for everyone to travel.
Now, VILT is the more modern choice. Your team can join from anywhere with the internet, making it super flexible and convenient. Plus, it’s usually cheaper since you don’t need a physical classroom.
- The 2023 Usage Report from CloudShare revealed a significant rise in both self-paced and VILT courses, with self-paced courses experiencing a 20% increase and VILT courses witnessing a remarkable 51% surge.
- In 2022, the Training Industry report found that 44% of small U.S. companies prefer traditional classroom training, while only 27% use blended learning or virtual classrooms.
So, which one’s your pick? If you want deep dives or team collaboration, go for ILT. VILT’s the way to go if you’re all about flexibility and saving some cash.
The trick is to think about what your team needs to learn, how much time and money you have, and how they like to learn. Once you’ve got that down, picking between ILT and VILT will be a breeze.